PLEASE NOTE: Harriet Harman Event on the 10th February has been CANCELLED.
Thursday 9th February book launch with Harriet Harman
On Thursday the 9th of February 6.30 – 7.30 pm Harriet Harman will be at Camberwell Library
for the local launch of her new autobiography
‘A Women’s Work’ in conversation and Q&A followed by signing.
EVENT CANCELLED on the 10th Feb. new date TBC.
‘A Women’s Work’ is a rare political autobiography by a woman about the last 30 years in British politics, this is the gripping story of Harriet Harman’s efforts to bring women’s issues to the heart of the Labour Party and of a life dedicated to fighting for equality and respect for women. As Britain’s longest continuously serving woman MP who was twice Acting Deputy Leader, and after 28 years on the Front Bench, Harman’s memoir also offers a crucial insider’s account of the progress (and setbacks) in the Labour Party, UK politics and the way the country has been governed since the 1970s.
Why does the political representation of women matter? And which hurdles - personal, political and societal - have been faced, fought and sometimes overcome in the past thirty years? Harriet Harman was elected as Labour MP for Peckham in 1982, joining a House of Commons which was 97% male. She had three children while in Parliament and has been politics' most prominent champion for women's rights, introducing the National Childcare Strategy, All Women Shortlists, the Equality Act and changing the law on domestic violence. She was the first woman to represent Labour from the Government benches and the first Labour woman to answer PMQs.
From campaigning with small children to increasing the number of women in Parliament and tackling a parliamentary culture with no consideration for family life, this is an unusually frank and revealing account that shows how far we've come - and how much there is still to do.
The Guardian review
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