BBC News School Report: ‘Red Ellen’ – the Jarrow MP who marched

Ellen2Paula Bartley, author of the new Revolutionary Lives biography of Ellen Wilkinson, (From Red Suffragist to Government Minister; Pluto, 2014), has been interviewed by three students who attend the Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls in west London, about their school’s namesake.

In the five-minute segment they interview Paula and uncover the remarkable story of “Red Ellen”, who rose from humble origins to become the first female Minister of Education.

You can listen to the audio on the BBC website, by clicking here.

To find out more about the book, which is available for just £11.50 including free UK P&P, click here.

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