Talk to mark foundation of Manx Labour Party

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The foundation of the Manx Labour Party will be remembered at a meeting next Thursday (May 1), with a talk entitled ‘The Great War and the Creation of the Manx Labour Party’.

The guest speaker is party member Pat Skillicorn, who has a Master’s degree from the University of Liverpool awarded for her research on the topic.

Spokesman David Carter said: ‘Our origins came out of the general strike in the Isle of Man in 1918 over the withdrawal of the bread subsidy, which was eventually restored. The Workers’ Union then created the Labour Party in the island.’

The event will be held at South Douglas Old Friends Association, Finch Road, Douglas, starting at 7pm. All welcome.

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