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
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.