Lessons from a Century of Labour

Thursday 18 January

Costs: £5


The LabourList website is teaming up with Polity Books to mark the 100th anniversary of the first Labour government with an online discussion on Thursday 18 January featuring Labour MP and writer Jon Cruddas.

Cruddas, whose new book A Century of Labour has just been published, will be joined by Patrick Diamond, a public policy professor at Queen Mary, University of London, former Tony Blair adviser, Nan Sloane, an author specialising in Labour and women in politics, and Tom Belger, editor of LabourList.

The event will use the launch of Cruddas’s book as “the springboard for a lively debate on a critical theme: What are the biggest lessons from 100 years of the party’s history, since the first Labour government in 1924?”

The event will look at Labour’s origins and purpose as well as examining  the battle for supremacy between different Labour traditions, discussing its greatest achievements and its failures.

There will be a chance for audience questions.

Tickets are £5 from Eventbrite and all attendees will be entered into a prize draw to win one of five hardback copies of A Century of Labour.