People interested in political history are being offered the chance to attend a one-off conference charting the history of the Labour movement.

Taking place in Sunderland city centre on Saturday 18th November, the Labour Social History Conference at Hope St Xchange will be hosted by a panel of four political experts.

Topics covered will include The Chartist Movement and the Formation of the TUC, Keir Hardie and the Founding of the Labour Party, Ramsay Macdonald and the National Government and The Labour Movement during the Second World War.

Prof Matt Parry, a reader in Labour History at Newcastle University, is one of the four keynote speakers confirmed for the conference.

“I am delighted to be joining the panel for the Social History Conference and am very much looking forward to discussing worker’s rights, suffrage, and progressive politics in Britain over the past century.

With the recent resurgence of trade union action, the history of the Labour movement is more relevant than ever for a new generation of members and activists. History matters. It shapes the injustices and inequalities of the present and offers examples of how change is possible to the benefit of working people.

“I’d recommend anyone interested in social history or the Labour movement to book a ticket before it’s too late. It’s definitely one for the calendar.”

The event follows the first Labour Social History Conference which took place last Summer and was attended by dozens of guests.

Tickets cost £25 and are available to purchase from: