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Ethel Snowden
Ethel Snowden
British socialist and feminist politician. Governor of the BBC and as a Director of the Royal Opera House. President of the Band of Hope, the leading Christian temperance organisation.
Alex Sobel
Alex Sobel
British Labour and Co-operative politician. Sobel is Jewish, his parents, Leopold and Ruth Sobel, migrated from Israel in 1971. Co-founded the activist group Open Labour in 2015.
Githa Sowerby
Githa Sowerby
English playwright, children's writer, and member of the Fabian Society. A feminist, she was well-known during the early twentieth century for her 1912 hit play Rutherford & Son.
Henry Halliday Sparling
Henry Halliday Sparling
Joined the Socialist League, serving on its executive, including a stint as secretary, and assisting William Morris with editing Commonweal from 1885 to 1890.
J. C. Squire
J. C. Squire
British writer, most notable as editor of the London Mercury, a major literary magazine between the world wars. Met Benito Mussolini in 1933, co-founder of the January Club 1934.
Enid Stacy
Enid Stacy
English socialist activist. Lecturer for the Fabian Society and the Labour Church, then from 1893 for the new Independent Labour Party (ILP).
George Standring
George Standring
British radical politician. Joined the National Secular Society (NSS), becoming its secretary in 1875. Left NSS to join Fabian Society.
W. C. Steadman
W. C. Steadman
Prominent trade unionist and Liberal or Lib-Lab politician. Parliamentary Secretary of the Trades Union Congress 1904.
Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart
British Labour politician and Fabian Socialist who served twice as Foreign Secretary in the first cabinet of Harold Wilson. Leader, Labour Delegation to Council of Europe, June 1970.
Howard Stoate
Howard Stoate
British Labour Party politician. Written a number of pamphlets for the Fabian Society including 'Challenging the Citadel' in 2006. Chair of the Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group.
John Strachey
John Strachey
British Labour politician and writer. Initially a disciple of Oswald Mosley joining him as co-founder of the New Party in 1931. Communist sympathiser throughout the 1930s.
Mary Sutherland
Mary Sutherland
Scottish feminist and labour activist. Organiser, Scottish Farm Servants' Union. Sub-editor on Forward (Glasgow ILP newspaper) and Scottish Women's Organiser for Labour Party 1924.
Dick Taverne
Dick Taverne
Liberal Democrat politician and life peer in the House of Lords. President of the Research Defence Society in 2004. Former member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group.
R. H. Tawney
R. H. Tawney
English economic historian, social critic, ethical socialist and Christian socialist. President and vice president of Workers' Educational Association 1920 - 1948.
Ivor Owen Thomas
Ivor Owen Thomas
British trade unionist and Labour Party politician. Worked at the head office of the National Union of Railwaymen until 1945.
George Thomson
George Thomson
British politician and journalist later became a European Commissioner. Chairman of the Independent Broadcasting Authority from 1981 to 1988.
Glenys Thornton
Glenys Thornton
Glenys Thornton, is a Labour and Co-operative member of the House of Lords. Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health. Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society.
Emily Townshend
Emily Townshend
British social reformer. Joined the Fabian Society in 1894, becoming active in its Research Department and writing several tracts for the group. Editor of the School Child journal.
Raymond Unwin
Raymond Unwin
Prominent and influential English engineer, architect and town planner. Secretary of Morris's local Socialist League. Wrote articles for League's newspaper and public speaker for the Labour Church.
John Vaizey
John Vaizey
British author and economist, who specialised in education. Joined United Nations Office at Geneva 1952. Lecturer at the University of Oxford. Principal of the St Catherine's Foundation at Cumberland Lodge.
George Wallace
George Wallace
British Labour Party politician. Wallace served as a Lord-in-waiting from 1977 to 1979, and was a member of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission from 1970 to 1986.
Graham Wallas
Graham Wallas
English socialist, social psychologist, educationalist, a leader of the Fabian Society and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Joined Fabian Society in April 1886.
Doreen Warriner
Doreen Warriner
Development economist known chiefly for her role in rescuing refugees just before World War II. Headed the food supply division of United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation 1944–46.
Fred Watkins
Fred Watkins
Labour Party politician. Member of Parliament (MP) for Hackney Central.
Beatrice Webb
Beatrice Webb
English sociologist, economist, socialist, labour historian. Co-founder of the Little Circle which was key in creating the Reform Act 1832. Beatrice was lead author of the dissenting minority report.
Maurice Webb
Maurice Webb
British Labour Party politician. Labour Party's communications officer 1929 to 1935. Chairman of the Parliamentary Labour Party from 1946 to 1950. Minister of Food 1950.
Sidney Webb
Sidney Webb
British socialist, economist, reformer and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. He was one of the early members of the Fabian Society in 1884, who like George Bernard Shaw joined three months after its inception.
H. G. Wells
H. G. Wells
English writer. Wells worked for the British War Propaganda Bureau, also called Wellington House in 1918. Co-founded The Diabetic Association in 1934. Chairman of the London-based PEN Club.
Julius West
Julius West
Historian, poet, and translator who prepared a Fabian Tract on John Stuart Mill and a critical study of G.K. Chesterton. Attended Bolshevik meetings at which Lenin and Trotsky spoke and came under suspicion as a spy.
Frederick Whelen
Frederick Whelen
British theatre director. Joined the Fabian Society in 1892, was also on the executive of the London Reform Union and as a governor of the London School of Economics. Founded the Stage Society 1899.
Ben Whitaker
Ben Whitaker
British barrister and Labour Party politician. executive director of Minority Rights Group International from 1971 to 1988, served United Nations Commission on Human Rights for fifteen years.
Eirene White
Eirene White
British Labour politician and journalist. White served as chairman of the Fabian Society and of the Labour Party NEC 1968–9. She was a governor of the British Film Institute and a member of the board of Trade Films Council.
Larry Whitty
Larry Whitty
British Labour Party politician. General Secretary of the Labour Party 1985 to 1994. European Co-ordinator for the Labour Party from 1994 to 1997. Appointed as the first Chairman of Consumer Focus in July 2007.
Ellen Wilkinson
Ellen Wilkinson
British Labour Party politician. Honorary secretary of the Manchester branch of the Women's Emergency Corps (WEC). Founding member of the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) 1920. Co-founded magazine Tribune.
Alan Lee Williams
Alan Lee Williams
Former president of the Atlantic Treaty Association, a British Labour Party politician. Chairman of the British National Committee of the World Assembly of Youth. Warden and Chief Executive of Toynbee Hall.
Francis Williams
Francis Williams
British newspaper editor, political advisor and author. Controller of Press Censorship and News at the Ministry of Information 1941. Governor of the BBC 1951 to 1952.
Ernest Edwin Williams
Ernest Edwin Williams
Welsh journalist, author and barrister. Chairman of The Freedom Association and a member of the executive of the Anti-Socialist Union. Williams in 1930 wrote an unpublished manuscript advocating "Socialism without the state".
Henry Sylvester Williams
Henry Sylvester Williams
Trinidadian lawyer, councillor and writer, most noted for his involvement in the Pan-African Movement. Joined the Fabian Society and the National Liberal Club. First of African descent to be elected into public office.
Thomas Williams
Thomas Williams
British physician of the Indian Medical Service, Labour Party politician and a Member of Parliament. In 1922 he criticised the hospitals policy of the British Medical Association from the Labour Party point of view.
Charlotte Wilson
Charlotte Wilson
English Fabian and anarchist who co-founded Freedom newspaper in 1886. Founded an informal political study group for 'advanced' thinkers, known as the Hampstead Historic Club (also known as the Karl Marx Society or The Proudhon Society).
Francis Henry Wiltshire
Francis Henry Wiltshire
British trade unionist and political activist. Schoolteacher for many years, serving for thirty years at London Fields School. Prominent activist in the National Union of Teachers. He retired in 1924, and became active in the Labour Party and the Fabian Society.
Rex Winsbury
Rex Winsbury
British journalist and author. He worked for BBC current affairs, the Financial Times and Daily Telegraph, development director for Nation Newspapers in Nairobi, Kenya. Founder editor of first Financial Times technology newsletters, New Media Markets and Telecom Markets.
Esther Wood
Esther Wood
British art critic. Early member of both the Fabian Society and the Independent Labour Party, and also joined the Pharos Club. Edited the works of George Eliot, and wrote numerous articles for magazines, principally on subjects relating to art.
Leonard Woolf
Leonard Woolf
British political theorist, author, publisher and civil servant. Joined the Labour Party and the Fabian Society, and became a regular contributor to the New Statesman. In 1916, he wrote International Government, proposing an international agency to enforce world peace.
Barbara Wootton
Barbara Wootton
British sociologist and criminologist. One of the first four life peers appointed under the Life Peerages Act 1958. President of the British Sociological Association from 1959 to 1964. Vice-president of the British Humanist Association.
Margaret Yates
Margaret Yates
Scottish civil servant, teacher and socialist activist. Secretary to the British Minister in Cuba 1927. Lectured widely, particularly for the League of Nations Union and Historical Association, at Goldsmith's College and Teachers Training College.
Michael Young
Michael Young
British sociologist, social activist and politician who coined the term "meritocracy". Young co-founded International Alert, together with Leo Kuper and Martin Ennals. Founded the Open College of the Arts and the School for Social Entrepreneurs.
Kenneth Younger
Kenneth Younger
British Labour politician and barrister. Chairman of the UNRRA Committee of Council on Europe on 6 June 1946. Parliamentary Secretary to the Home Office 1947. Attempted diplomacy to bring Communists who had taken control of China into the international community.
Konni Zilliacus
Konni Zilliacus
Left-wing Labour Party politician. Deployed as British envoy to the League of Nations, Geneva's official interpreter for visiting Russians, Joined WW2 Ministry of Information involved in 1941 Committee.
Oswald Mosley
Oswald Mosley
Conservative and Labour politician. Mosley and wife Cynthia were committed Fabians in the 1920s and at the start of the 1930s. Founded the British Union of Fascists (BUF) in 1932.
Nick Butler
Nick Butler
Graduated in economics from Trinity College, Cambridge. Vice President of the Fabian Society. Visiting Professor King's College London. Founding Chairman of the Kings Policy Institute. Special adviser, British prime minister Gordon Brown 2009 - 2010.
Sunder Katwala
Sunder Katwala
British political activist of Indian and Irish family heritage. director of the identity and integration think-tank British Future, and former general secretary of the Fabian Society.
Shirley Williams
Shirley Williams
British Liberal Democrat politician and academic. First woman to chair the Oxford University Labour Club. Professor at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government 1988-2001. Co-founded Social Democratic Party (SDP) in 1981.
Tony Benn
Tony Benn
British politician, writer and diarist who served as a Cabinet minister in the 1960s and 1970s. President of the Stop the War Coalition from 2001 to 2014. Seen as key proponent of democratic socialism and Christian socialism.
Brian Abel-Smith
Brian Abel-Smith
British economist and adviser. Member of the Cambridge Union and the University Labour Club. Played a key role in modernising the Fabian Society and served it for 31 years as executive committee member, treasurer and vice-president.
Andrew McIntosh
Andrew McIntosh
British Labour politician and last elected Principal of the Working Men's College. Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society, Supporter of British Humanist Association and vice-chair of All Party Parliamentary Humanist Group.
Robin Cook
Robin Cook
British Labour Party politician. As Foreign Secretary. Oversaw British interventions in Kosovo and Sierra Leone. President of Foreign Policy Centre. Infamously described Al-Qaeda as a product of a western intelligence.
Bryan Gould
Bryan Gould
New Zealand-born British former politician and diplomat. New Zealand Rhodes Scholar to Balliol College, Oxford 1962. Joined British Diplomatic Service in 1964. Vice-Chancellor of University of Waikato and board member of Television New Zealand.
Margaret Hodge
Margaret Hodge
Politician. Born in Cairo, Egypt, to Jewish refugee parents. Senior consultant at Price Waterhouse 1992 to 1994. Minister of State for Culture, Creative Industries and Tourism 2007. Chair of Council at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Kate Green
Kate Green
Jewish Labour Party politician. Trustee of Friends Provident Foundation, Institute for Fiscal Studies, Family and Parenting Institute, Avenues Youth Project, and End Child Poverty. Member of the Fawcett Society and chaired the Fabian Society.
Sadiq Khan
Sadiq Khan
Politician serving as Mayor of London since 2016. London's first Muslim mayor and first ethnic minority mayor. Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects 2018. Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple Inn and joined the Jewish Labour Movement 2019.
Seema Malhotra
Seema Malhotra
Labour and Co-operative Party politician. Founded the Fabian Women's Network, and was a previous National Chair of the Young Fabians. Former management consultant who worked for Accenture and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Phillip Whitehead
Phillip Whitehead
Labour politician, television producer and writer. President of the Oxford University Conservative Association and the Oxford Union in 1961. Editor with the BBC and ITV from 1967 to 1970. Labour member of the European Parliament 1994 until his death.
Ed Balls
Ed Balls
Economist, media personality and former politician who served as Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2011 to 2015. A member of the Labour Party and Co-operative Party. Elected Vice-Chair for 2006 and Chair of the Fabian Society for 2007.

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