Gareth Snell MP

Labour and Co-operative MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central

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First Harriet Slater Memorial Lecture - Final Notice

This Friday is the inaugural Harriet Slater lecture with Baroness Taylor as the guest speaker. There are still some free tickets left for what should prove to be a fantastic evening. If you would like to attend simply click on the event below and follow the link to secure your place.

Harriet Slater served as a Councillor on Stoke-on-Trent City Council from 1933 until 1965 and as the Labour & Co-operative Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent North after she successfully fought a by-election in 1953. Prior to her by-election, Harriet was a national organiser for the Co-operative Party.

During her thirteen years representing our City in Westminster, Harriet became the first woman to serve as Government whip. Harriet broke through a glass ceiling which, today, seems unimaginable but at the time, her appointment as a whip was ground breaking in politics.

To celebrate her, we are launching the ‘Harriet Slater Memorial Lectures’. This series of lectures will be entirely delivered by woman who have made significant contribution to the world of politics, current affairs, business and the labour movement.

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