MP for Leeds West and Author, Rachel Reeves visited the City of Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College to talk about her latest book “Women of Westminster”. As part of Stoke Literary Festival held at Emma Bridgewater, Rachel Reeves was in the City promoting her new book and enlightening members of the public with her first hand experiences in Parliament, and the general view of women in politics.

Despite her busy schedule, Rachel Reeves made the time to come in especially to the Sixth Form to give college students a unique insight into her career as well as discussing the impact of both past and present leading female figures in the fight for gender equality.

Reeves latest book celebrates “the remarkable achievements of political pioneers from the earliest suffrage campaigns, to Barbara Castle’s fight for equal pay, to Harriet Harman’s recent legislation on the gender pay gap. Rachel also examines why it is that, despite Britain having now had two female Prime Ministers and women MPs having made significant strides in the fight for gender equality, the stories of many of the Women of Westminster have too often been overlooked in political histories.”

History students from the Sixth Form College will also be attending the Stoke Literary Festival on Friday 7th June 2019 to attend the bestselling and award winning author Andrew Roberts talking about his landmark biography, “Winston Churchill” which is based on “extensive new material including transcripts of War Cabinet meetings, diaries, letters and unpublished memoirs from Churchill’s contemporaries, that reveals the true genius of the man, statesman and leader.”
You can find out more about what is going on at Stoke Literary Festival here