Radical Sponsors

Thank you to all our remarkable and generous Radical Sponsors, whose donations are making a real difference to the museum and the impact of our work.

PHM Radicals

  • VIV ANDERSON
    First black footballer to represent England
    Sponsored by The Football Association
  • CLEMENT ATTLEE
    Labour Prime Minister
    Sponsored by The Brighton family in memory of Samuel Blackburn (1838-1882)
  • SAMUEL BAMFORD
    English radical reformer and was one of the leaders in the Peterloo protests
    Sponsored by Robert Poole
  • TONY BENN
    Labour politician
    Sponsored by Nigel Taylor
  • GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
    Socialist writer
    Sponsored by Sir Trevor Chinn
  • ANNIE BESANT
    Socialist, women’s rights activist, writer and philanthropist
    Sponsored byThe Monks Family
  • ANEURIN ‘NYE’ BEVAN
    Labour Part Politican and Minister for Health
    Sponsored by Steve and Heledd Hayes
    Previously sponsored by UNISON
  • ERNEST BEVIN
    Leader of the TGWU and Labour Foreign Secretary
    Sponsored by Lord Lea of Crondall
  • RT HON TONY BLAIR
    Labour Prime Minister
    Sponsored by Baroness Prosser, Baroness Morgan of Huyton and Lord Cashman CBE
  • MARGARET BONDFIELD
    Labour MP and first female Cabinet Minister
    Sponsored by Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers
  • MELVYN BRAGG*
    Labour peer and broadcaster who campaigns for the arts and education
    Sponsored by Baroness Jan Royall
  • GORDON BROWN*
    Labour politician
    Sponsored by Lord Wilf Stevenson
  • JAMES CALLAGHAN
    Labour Prime Minister
    Sponsored by the Family of Baroness Jay of Paddington
    Previously sponsored by Lord Lea of Crondall
  • BARBARA CASTLE
    Labour Cabinet Minister
    Sponsored by the Jack Straw
    Previously sponsored by Leigh Day Solicitors
  • WINSTON CHURCHILL
    Wartime Prime Minister
    Sponsored by Sir Victor and Lady Blank
  • BOB CROW
    Socialist & General Secretary of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers
    Sponsored by National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) Workers
  • WILLIAM CUFFAY
    Chartist Leader who was the son of a former slave
    Sposnored by the Society for the Study of Labour History (SSLH)
  • DAGENHAM FORD SEWING MACHINISTS
    Their strike in 1968 for equal pay for men and women led to the 197 Equal Pay Act. However, the fight goes on…
    Sponsored by ASLEF
    Previously sponsored by First Actuarial LLP
  • BRENDA DEAN
    Trade Unionist & Labour Politician
    Sponsored by Keith McDowall & Family
  • JAYABEN DESAI
    Leader of the Grunwick Dispute
    Sponsored by Lord and Lady Bassam
  • WILLIE GALACHER*
    Trade unionist, activist for workers’ rights & Communist MP
    Sponsored by John and Lola Deighan
  • MILLICENT GARRETT FAWCETT
    Leader of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies
    Sponsored by the National Education Union
  • WAL HANNINGTON*
    Founder of the Communist Party of Great Britain and organiser of the National Unemployed Workers’ Movement
    Sponsored by the Socialist History Society 
  • ABEL HEYWOOD
    Radical, publisher and independent Mayor of Manchester
    Sponsored by Michael Elston
  • ERIC LANE BURSLEM*
    BALPA’s first Chairman and campaigner for air safety
    Sponsored by BALPA
  • LESBIANS AND GAYS SUPPORT THE MINERS (LGSM)
    Alliance of lesbians and gay men who supported National Union of Mineworkers during a year-long strike
    Sponsored by LGSM Pride
  • MARY MACARTHUR
    Scottish suffragist, serving as the general secretary of the Women’s Trade Union League
    Sponsored by Vicky Phillips
  • THOMAS PAINE
    English-born American political activist and revolutionary, known for ‘The Rights of Man’
    Sponsored by Melvyn and Gabriel Bragg
  • EMMELINE PANKHURST
    Founder of the Suffragette movement in the UK
    Sponsored by ACCORD Union
  • SYLVIA PANKHURST
    Leading suffragette and political campaigner
    Sponsored by MAPS Medical
  • CHARLIE ROBERTS
    Founder of the PFA and leader of Outcasts FC who threatened strike action in order to gain recognition for the Players’ Union
    Sponsored by The PFA
  • THE SEX PISTOLS
    Punk band who attacked the cultural conservatism of the 1970s
    Sponsored by Wayne Garvie
  • JOHN SMITH
    Labour Party politician who served as the leader of the party from 1992 until 1994
    Sponsored by Lord Haskell
  • THOMAS SPENCE*
    English Radical, advocate of universal suffrage and for the common ownership of land
    Sponsored by Baroness Beeban Kidron & Lee Hall
  • SIR SIGMUNG STERNBERG*
    Hungarian-British philanthropist, and international interfaith campaigner
    Sponsored by Michael Sternberg QC
  • EDITH SUMMERSKILL
    Hungarian-British philanthropist, and international interfaith campaigner
    Sponsored by Mary Honeyball
  • W H THOMPSON*
    Civil rights lawyer and founder member of the National Council For Civil Liberties
    Sponsored by The family of W H Thompson
  • THE TOLPUDDLE MARTYRS
    Trade unionists transported to Australia for swearing a secret oath
    Sponsored by Thompsons Solicitors
  • ALAN TURING
    Mathematician and World War II codebreaker. Persecuted for being gay
    Sponsored by Bernard Donoghue
  • VICTIMS OF PETERLOO
    Slaughtered while peacefully demanding votes for all
    Sponsored by the TUC
  • ELLEN WILKINSON
    Labour MP who led the Jarrow March
    Generously sponsored by an anonymous major donor, whose gift has had a transformative impact on the museum
    Previously sponsored by The Monks Family

 

* Additional Radicals nominated by Sponsors

 

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