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In this revealing, tell-all account, newly Independent MP for Birkenhead Frank Field details the few weeks in late summer 2018 that led him to resign the Labour Party whip. From local clashes with the hard-left in Birkenhead to the ongoing legal battle at the top of the party over his membership, this is the latest must-read volume on Labour’s current crisis.
Frank divulges, for the first time, his personal journey from a working-class family in West London to the centre of Westminster politics. He explains his influences and principles – formed through his Christian beliefs, working-class radicalism and the co-operative movement.
This is a political journey without compromise, forged in anti-apartheid protests and continued on today against the bullying and intolerance of the hard left. Above all, it is a damning indictment of the state of the modern Labour Party and an impassioned plea for a decent and principled opposition.