The Tolpuddle Martyrs were a group of agricultural labourers who were tried and transported to Australia for the 'crime' of trying to form a union. Their story is key to the formation of modern trades unionism.

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James Keir Hardie (1856 - 1915) was a Scottish socialist trade union organiser and the first Labour Member of Parliament. Having won the parliamentary seat of West Ham South as an independent candidate in 1892 he helped to form the Independent Labour Party (ILP) the following year. In 1900 he helped to form the union-based Labour Representation Committee soon renamed the Labour Party with which the ILP later merged.


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