Rachel Reeves MP
My colleague, Leeds West Labour MP Rachel Reeves, launched her excellent book on Labour’s first woman MP in Leeds, Alice Bacon, who also represented part of today’s Leeds North East constituency until she retired in 1970. The initial launch was at Waterstones Bookshop in Leeds on 1st December with a second launch in Speaker’s House in Parliament on 5th December.
The book is an excellent read about the life of a dedicated Leeds Labour MP who served from 1945 and has contributions, amongst many others, from Bernard Atha who was her Agent and friend.
Rachel has done an excellent job writing this very readable political biography which shines a light on post-war British politics. Rachel became the City’s second woman MP when she was first elected in 2010.