Alice Bacon was one of the twentieth-centurys most remarkable female politicians. Born and raised in the Yorkshire town of Normanton, she defied the odds to be elected Labour MP for Leeds North East in the 1945 General Election. She was a much-respected, no-nonsense, hard-working representative for her beloved Yorkshire home in Westminster. She rose through the party becoming a Home Office minister under Roy Jenkins and latterly an Education Minister with responsibility for the introduction of comprehensive schools. In the Home Office in the 1960s she oversaw the introduction of substantial societal changes, including the abolition of the death penalty, the decriminalisation of homosexuality and the legalisation of abortion. Labour MP Rachel Reeves here tells Alice Bacons story, narrating one womans extraordinary progression.