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In this section the lives of four of these individuals are explored: Charles, 2nd Earl Grey (1764-1845), Joseph Cowen (1829-1900), Jack Lawson (1881-1965) and Ellen Wilkinson (1891-1947).
Our case study explored radical politics in the north-east of England
Ellen Wilkinson was a Labour politician and MP for Middlesborough East and Jarrow. Find out more about her life and career here.
Joseph Cowen was a politician, journalist and printer. Find out more about his life and career here.
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey was Prime Minister between 1830 and 1834 and MP for Northumberland (1786-1807), Appleby (1807) and Tavistock (1807). Find out more about his life and career here.
Jack Lawson, later Baron Lawson of Beamish, was a trade unionist and MP for Chester-Le-Street between 1919 and 1949. Find out more about his life and career here.
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Biographies of Ellen Wilkinson, Jack Lawson, Earl Grey and Joseph Cowen can be found on the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.