Keeping the Show on the Road: Harold Wilson, Labour, and Britain – 4th April 2023

A two-time winner who oversaw both technological and social revolutions in Britain, Harold Wilson’s reputation is sometimes overshadowed by the economic and political challenges he wrestled with. 

But with the power of technology to shape our future, and the threat of economic stagnation both back on the agenda – what can he teach us about the current moment?

Times Red Box reporter Lara Spirit was joined by Professor Glen O’Hara and Nick Thomas-Symonds MP as they discussed his new book ‘Harold Wilson: The Winner’, which chronicles the remarkable life and career of Harold Wilson.


  • Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade
  • Professor Glen O’Hara, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Oxford Brookes University
  • Lara Spirit, Times Red Box reporter 



4th April 2023


Online – Zoom

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP

Shadow International Trade Secretary

Lara Spirit

Times Red Box Reporter


Glen O'Hara

Historian at Oxford Brookes University