Solutions for a Divided Society

The 2019 Ada Salter Lecture, called Solutions for a Divided Society, was delivered by the Quaker and MP Catherine West.

The annual Ada Salter Lecture, named after pioneering socialist Ada Salter and her husband Alfred, is organised by the Quaker Socialist Society.

Statues in Bermondsey of Ada, Alfred together with their daughter Joyce and cat


“It has, throughout my career, been my desire to see politics address the needs of deprived and disadvantaged communities, to address the scourge of low pay and the blight of pensioner poverty. Today, I wish to put forth solutions to this deep divide. I wish to tell you that there is hope: that with political will and innovative policies we have the power to make transformative change.”

Catherine West

Click here to read a transcript of Solutions for a Divided Society

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