Jeremy Corbyn at Essex Labour History Conference 31 October

Update 20 October

Due to a Regional Labour Conference being held the same day Jeremy Corbyn is no longer able to be a speaker. he afternoon programme has now been changed to:

2.00 – 2.55 p.m. The 1984/5 Miners’ Strike and its significance 30 years afterwards

Stan Newens (former MP, MEP and Labour historian)

2.55 – 3.25 p.m. James Keir Hardie, founder of the Labour Party, 100 years after his death

Barbara Humphries (Labour Heritage Editor and Labour historian)


 Saturday, 31st October, 10.30am-4pm

The Labour Hall, Collingwood Road, Witham, CM8 2EE,

(adjacent to Witham railway station),

Sponsors: Labour Heritage; Essex Labour Campaign Forum;

Cambridge & SW  Essex Co-op Party Council


10.30 – 11.00 a.m.            Conference assembles (tea and coffee will be provided)

11.00 – 11.10 a.m.            Chair’s opening remarks – Charles Cochrane, Chair, Essex                                                    Labour Campaign Forum

11.10 – 12.05 p.m.            The 1945 Labour Government

Norman Howard (Labour historian, author of A New Dawn:                                                  The General  Election of 1945, and lifelong Labour activist)

12.05 – 1.00 p.m.              The Life and Achievement of Clement Attlee

Francis Beckett (Labour historian and author of several                                                          Labour biographies,  etc.)

1.00 – 2.00 p.m.                  Lunch, arranged by the Essex Labour Campaign Forum

2.00 – 2.55 p.m.                  Labour’s Past and Labour’s Future

Jeremy Corbyn (MP, Islington North)

2.55 – 3.25 p.m. Magna Carta: its historic significance 800 years on

Stan Newens (former MP, MEP and Labour historian)

3.25 – 3.45 p.m. Discussion

3.45 – 3.55 p.m. Ideas for promoting Labour history in Essex

To book

in advance send £8 (cheques are payable to Essex Labour Party) with name and post and email addresses to Labour Heritage,  c/o Stan Newens, The Leys, 18 Park Hill,  Harlow, Essex, CM17 0AE.

Those not registered beforehand can pay at the door provided there are places, but prior booking is advisable – particularly for lunch.


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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