1st Edition

Recollections of a Labour Pioneer

ISBN 9781138328853
Published November 23, 2018 by Routledge
234 Pages

USD $140.00

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Book Description

First published in 1923. This autobiographical study by Francis William Soutter, an English Radical activist and an advocate for independent labour representation in Parliament, will be of interest to anyone interested in political and social history. This title examines Soutter’s background, his fight for labour representation, and provides an extensive overview of his political activity.

Table of Contents

Introduction T. P. O’Connor;  Author’s Foreword;  1. Parentage and Youth  2. The First Fight for Labour Representation  3. In the Grip of the Law  4. Southwark and its Representation  5. Miss Helen Taylor  6. My Journalistic Adventure: The "Radical"  7. In the Grip of the Law  8. In the Grip of the Law (continued)  9. The Gilded Chamber  10. In the Grip of the Law  11. The First Woman Rate Collector  12. Lord Buckmaster’s First Brief  13. In Memoriam

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Francis William Soutter (23 April 1844 – 9 May 1932) was an English Radical activist. Soutter was an advocate for independent labour representation in Parliament and campaigned for labour candidates, sometimes in opposition to Liberal candidates. The Free Trade Union employed Soutter as a speaker.