Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Ramsay MacDonald at Harrow ILP

Harrow ILP

Ramsay MacDonald, Labour leader and Labour Prime Minister was a founder member of the Harrow branch of the Independent Labour Party (ILP) in the late 1890's

The meeting was held over tea Hillcrest, Harrow View at the invitation of Mr Harry Phillips who was the endeavouring to establish a branch of the Independent labour Party in Harrow.

Mr Phillips nor Mr C.J. Peer then of Harrow Weald and now of Ickenham (who were also present) are likely to forget the circumstances, as they are still resident in the district. While Mr MacDonald and Mr Peer have pursued their ideals by different road, Mr Harry Phillips has renounced party politics entirely
September 1931 Uxbridge Advertiser