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Women of Westminster

Hosted by the LSE Library

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, United Kingdom

Speakers

Rachel Reeves MP

Professor Nicola Lacey

Chair

Professor David Soskice

Rachel Reeves MP speaks on her new book Women of Westminster: The MPs who Changed Politics. The stories of so many women MPs have too often been overlooked in political histories. In this book, Rachel Reeves brings many forgotten MPs out of the shadows and looks at the many battles fought by the Women of Westminster, from 1919 to 2019.

Professor Nicola Lacey will respond to Rachel’s talk and the book at the end of the talk.

There will be a chance to buy a signed copy of the book after the event.

Rachel Reeves MP, Labour MP for Leeds West (@RachelReevesMP). Prior to her parliamentary career, Reeves worked as an economist and is an alumna of LSE.

Professor Nicola Lacey is School Professor of Law, Gender and Social Policy. From 1998 to 2010 she held a Chair in Criminal Law and Legal Theory at LSE.

Professor David Soskice, School Professor of Political Science and Economics in the LSE Department of Government.

The British Library of Political and Economic Science (LSE Library) was founded in 1896, a year after the London School of Economics and Political Science. It has been based in the Lionel Robbins Building since 1978 and houses many world class collections, including The Women's Library.

Follow the debate on Twitter: #LSEWomenWork.  

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