Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Fred Groves stars in this 1917 British drama as Socialist labor activist John Webster. His consciousness aroused when he meets unmarried, pregnant laundress Nell Slade (Christine Silver), Webster bids farewell to his society sweetheart and leaps into the British political pool. His tireless activities eventually lead him to the Parliament, where he becomes the first-ever Labour Party member elected to that august group. By his side at this triumph is Nell Slade, who has long since become his bride. An unabashed tract, Labour Leader was entertaining enough to please even those filmgoers who didn't subscribe to the protagonist's political views.
activism, laundress, leader, Parliament, politician, toddlers