Summer Series: Alan Johnson, 14 July at 7.30pm

£387 of £300 raised

In the second of our Summer Series of talks, our Patron, Alan Johnson will be in conversation with Krishnan Guru-Murthy about his Three Guitars, encompassing his love of music, books and football (with a bit of politics thrown in). He’ll explore what sustained him through his challenging childhood in post war West London to become a successful politician and writer.

Alan Johnson served in the cabinet under both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, where his roles included Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Trade and Industry, Education, Health and Home Secretary. Having left school aged 15 and failed in his attempts to become a rock star, he joined the Post Office and became a local official of the Union Of Post Office Workers, rising through the ranks to eventually become the Union’s youngest ever General Secretary in 1992. Five years later he became the MP for Hull West and Hessle, a position he held through five general elections, standing down when the 2017 election was called. He has written four best selling memoirs, chronicling his life in the slums of Kensington during the post-war 50s through to reaching one of the highest offices of State. Alan kindly agreed to be a Patron of West London Action for Children in 2018.

We welcome donations to West London Action for Children, and suggest £10 per screen.

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