To be a Pilgrim!

For almost as long as I can remember I have been a supporter of Plymouth Argyle FC popularly known as ‘The Pilgrims’ and as the football season has just come to an end, it’s time for reflection. Why Plymouth you may ask? Well it dates back to my...

Sensational election result in Walthamstow

How come Sam Woods, a former hewer (miner) from Wigan and a complete outsider managed to win the Tory seat of Walthamstow at a by-election in 1897, for the small group of working class MPs known as Lib-Labs who represented working class and labour interests, but were...

Angela’s story – a unique life well remembered

This week I went to a meeting organised by the London Socialist Historians Group to hear Rosie MacGregor, a long standing Nalgo and UNISON colleague, speak about her recently published book on the life of Angela Gradwell Tuckett. Rosie had told me about the book when...

A remarkable testament

Nick’s latest book, covering the 2015 general election, draws on his experiences of reporting over a dozen general elections and draws on his wider experiences gained from fifty years of political reporting. In his introduction Nick explains that the publisher’s aim...