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Local Women of Westminster (Balham Literary Festival)
June 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday 15th June: 15.00
Local Women of Westminster
Join Rachel Reeves, MP for Leeds West, as she celebrates the inspirational achievements of women in parliament over the course of the past 100 years with renowned journalist & presenter of Channel 4 News Cathy Newman, author of Bloody Brilliant Women.
In the past 100 years, a total of 489 women have been elected to Parliament. Yet the stories of so many women MPs have too often been overlooked in political histories. 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.
“Rachel Reeves is perfectly positioned to tell their story, having experienced the slings and arrows of parliamentary prejudice first-hand. As she herself puts it, she “stands on the shoulders” of her pioneering forbears, and from that vantage point she can see not only all they achieved but also what more needs to be done.” Cathy Newman
Venue: The Ballroom, Balham Bowls Club, SW12 8QX
Price: £10 or £25 including a copy of Women of Westminster (RRP £18.99)