The Duncan Tanner Memorial Seminar/ Seminar Goffa Duncan Tanner: Labour Country Redivivus: British Social Democracy and its Prospects, 1924-2024
Daryl Leeworthy is the author of several books including Labour Country, Causes in Common: Welsh Women and the Struggle for Social Democracy, and, most recently, Fury of Past Times, his highly-regarded biography of the Rhondda novelist, Gwyn Thomas.
Marking the centenary of the UK's first Labour government in 1924, this session examines the intellectual and practical development of the Labour Party from opposition to office in the past one hundred years. In so doing, it argues for the centrality and consistency of social democracy both to the party's sense of purpose and its sense of self. Finally, it offers some comparative reflections as we move towards a general election in 2024.