Join Labour CND to celebrate the life of Alice Mahon, the former MP for Halifax – a socialist, feminist, internationalist, and lifelong peace campaigner.
When it came to war and nukes, former MP for Halifax Alice Mahon was the scourge of the Parliamentary Labour Party. A life-long CND supporter and tireless anti-war campaigner, she opposed the bombing of Iraq in 1991 and founded the Committee for Peace in the Balkans two years later, anticipating NATO’s bombardment of former Yugoslavia.
In 2003 Alice resigned as PPS to Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Chris Smith to oppose the invasion of Iraq in 2003. She worked with the Stop the War, with CND, and with Muslim organisations such as Iraqi Democrats Against War and the Muslim Association of Britain, against the second Iraq invasion, and founded Iraq Liaison, a cross party campaign to promote parliamentary opposition to military action.
Alice was committed to peace, socialism, and internationalism. A feminist and strong trade unionist, she was proud to represent the constituency she lived in throughout her life. Find out more, at Labour CND’s online commemoration.
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