The Jarrow marchers, after holding a public demonstration in Hyde Park, went in a body to the House of Commons, where their petition, signed by the majority of the inhabitants, was presented to the Prime Minister and the President of the Board of Trade, Mr. Runcirnan, by Miss Ellen Wilkinson, M.P. for Jarrow, who had accompanied the marchers during most of their journey. The Prime Minister refused to see a deputation of the marchers, who were disappointed at their reception. The marchers subsequently returned to Jarrow by train. A surprise occurred when Mr. P. Malcolm Stewart, Commissioner for the Special Areas, came to see them off and wished them luck, saying that they had all his sympathy and that he was wholly at a loss to understand those who attacked the march or stigmatised their non-party petition as " revolutionary."
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13th November 1936
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Jarrow Marchers in London
Keywords: Great Depression, Labor, Politics Of The United Kingdom, Jarrow March, United Kingdom, Jarrow, Ellen Wilkinson, Politics
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