The Labour Party won a landslide victory at the 1997 General Election. This is an eyewitness account of Tony Blair’s first Cabinet meeting by education secretary David Blunkett. Continue reading Tony Blair’s first Cabinet meeting -1997
Will Crooks was among the first Labour MPs. In 1914 he became active in recruiting for the army. This is is own account of his contribution to the first world war effort.
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Britain’s first black mayor was elected as far back as 1913. This is a newspaper report of John Archer’s elevation to the office of mayor of Battersea. Continue reading Britain’s first black mayor – 1913