What Role Have Tory Scandals Played in the Election of Labour Governments? – 21st January 2022

How does the Tory sleaze of the 2020s compare with the Tory sleaze of the past? What was it like being a candidate during the Conservative meltdown and the rise of New Labour? How do dirty money and dirty politics really work?

Hear from political sociologist, Paula Surridge; writer, commentator and presenter, Steve Richards; and Dame Margaret Hodge as they dig into Tory sleaze of the past to better understand the impact and consequences of the latest round of Tory corruption.

This event was presented by Progressive Britain, Tides of History and the Labour History Research Unit at Anglia Ruskin University.


  • Paula Surridge, Political Sociologist 
  • Steve Richards, Writer, Commentator and Presenter 
  • Dame Margaret Hodge, MP for Barking



31st January 2022


Online – Zoom

Professor Paula Surridge

Political Sociologist

Steve Richards

Writer, Commentator, Presenter

Dame Margaret Hodge

Member of Parliament for Barking