Harry Taylor

Postgraduate Research Student


Twitter Profile: @nukesof_hazzard


Harry was awarded with a 1st Class Honours BA in Politics and Philosophy and then recieved an MA with distinction in 20th Century History.

Outside of his studies, Harry is Deputy Leader of the Labour Group on Shropshire Council. Prior to his studies, Harry also worked as a journalist before going into business. After spending six years in the car industry and setting up his own record business he decided to concentrate on politics and academia. Harry has planned and run campaigns for local and national elections and served at three levels of local government since 2011.

Research Interests

Thesis Title

"How successful were the Militant Tendency?"

Harry's research analyses the history and ideology of British Socialist movements. He also looks to the history of Trade Unionism in the UK and the history of the Labour Party. His thesis examines the success of Militant Tendency and its policies in the UK, in particular in Liverpool and in parts of Scotland where it was most successful. He also analyses the electoral successes of the movement in its political form as 'The Socialist Party'.

Harry's wider research interests encompass the history and ideology of British Socialism, trade unionism and the history and political thought of the Labour Party.  Harry recently completed a biography of Victor Grayson.