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19th April, 1912. MR KEIR HARDIE, MP, AT GAINSBOROUGH

PROBABLY the charge for admission was the cause of the attendance at the Town Hall on Saturday evening to hear Mr Keir Hardie, MP, only being moderate.

The meeting had been organised by the local branch of the Independent Labour Party, and Mr Brumpton occupied the chair, introducing Mr Keir Hardie to the meeting as their old friend and comrade, who for many years had voiced the sufferings, the feelings and the aspirations of the working classes, and especially those of organised labour, in the national assembly at Westminster.

He explained the aims of the party and said that the religion of socialism was the only sound method of dealing with the causes of property.