Saturday, July 04, 2020

Happy 4th July & 128th anniversary of the election of Keir Hardie to West Ham South

Hat tip Keir Hardie Society "Today in 1892 was the start of the election (they went on for weeks then) which saw James Keir Hardie elected as the MP for West Ham South. He campaigned for a shorter working week, better housing and jobs for the unemployed. Sounds familiar! This is a booklet Newham Council produced for the 120th anniversary".

Below is picture from 2012 when Newham TULO organised a walk and tour around Stratford Town Hall where the 1892 general election count took place and where Keir gave his victory speech to the crowd of cheering supporters outside. 

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