Keir Hardie

Keir Hardie

James Keir Hardie, Sr. (15 August 1856 – 26 September 1915), was a Scottish socialist and labour leader, and was the first Independent Labour Member of Parliament elected to the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Hardie is regarded as one of the primary founders of the Independent Labour Party as well as the Labour Party of which it later was a part.

Read more about Keir HardieEarly Life, Union Leader, The Scottish Labour Party, MP For West Ham South and The ILP, The Labour Party, Later Career, Legacy, Keir Hardie Society

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Keir Hardie Society
... On August 15, 2010 (the 154th anniversary of Hardie's birth) the Keir Hardie Society was founded at Summerlee, Museum of Scottish Industrial Life ... The society aims to "keep alive the ideas and promote the life and work of Keir Hardie" ... and Doon Valley, which covers the area where Hardie lived most of his life ...
Independent Labour Party - Organisational History - Foundation
... activists including, perhaps most notably Keir Hardie, a Scot who had become convinced of the need for independent labour politics whilst working as a Gladstonian Liberal and ... three working men were elected without support from the Liberals, Keir Hardie in South West Ham, John Burns in Battersea, and Havelock Wilson in Middlesbrough ... Hardie owed nothing to the Liberal Party for his election, and his critical and confrontational style in Parliament caused him to emerge as a national voice ...
Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham - Scottish Independence and The Scottish Labour Party
... became increasingly more radical and went on to found the Scottish Labour Party with Keir Hardie ... Congress of the Second International in Paris with James Keir Hardie, William Morris, Eleanor Marx and Edward Aveling ... in political circles though, and helped his colleague Keir Hardie establish the Independent Labour Party and to enter parliament as the MP for West Ham ...
Holytown - Politics
... Holytown's biggest claim in its history is undoubtably being the home of James Keir Hardie (more commonly referred to as simply "Keir Hardie"), founder of the Labour Party in Britain ... has been preserved for future generations ("the Keir Hardie Cottage") ... man, a street in the town is named after him ("Keir Hardie Avenue") as is the local sports centre ("The Keir Hardie Leisure Centre") ...

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    I now understand what Christ suffered in Gethsemane as well as any man living.
    —James Keir Hardie (1856–1915)