New book offers fresh look at Red Ellen

ON THE MARCH ... late MP Ellen Wilkinson during the 1936 Jarrow Crusade. Below, author Matt Perry.

ON THE MARCH ... late MP Ellen Wilkinson during the 1936 Jarrow Crusade. Below, author Matt Perry.

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THE life and times of a heroine of the Jarrow March are explored in a new biography.

Ellen Wilkinson is forever associated with the famous 1936 crusade for jobs during her time as MP for Jarrow.

Matt Perry

Matt Perry

But a new book by Matt Perry attempts to put Wilkinson’s story in a wider political and historical context, including her role as a minister in the 1945 Labour government.

 

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