Event T8

Wes Streeting

One Boy, Two Bills and a Fry Up

The Global Stage

The front-bench Labour MP grew up on a council estate in Stepney, East London, the son of teenage parents. His maternal grandfather Bill, an unsuccessful armed robber, spent time behind bars, as did his grandmother, who was also a political campaigner. This memoir brings to life the struggle and heartache of his parents’ and grandparents’ lives in poverty; the choices they had to make between feeding the meter and feeing the family. It's also about the life-changing power of education. Encouraged by a series of inspirational teachers, he won a place at Cambridge, and later became head of education at Stonewall. He was elected an MP in 2015 and is now Shadow Health Secretary.

Price: £15.00