About the Society

The Keir Hardie Society was formed on 15 August 2010 and aims to keep alive the ideas and promote the life and work of Keir Hardie, we were delighted to have the late Tony Benn as the founding Honorary President of the society.

Honorary Presidents:
Delores May Arias (Great Grand Daughter of Keir Hardie)

Melissa Benn (Daughter of Tony Benn our inaugural Honorary President and Caroline Benn, a Hardie Biographer)

Richard Leonard MSP. The first Secretary of the Keir Hardie Society and Leader of the Scottish Labour Party.


Cathy Jamieson


Dave Watson

Assistant Secretary:
Jackson Cullinane


Scott Lamond

Membership is open to all members of the Labour Party, sister parties internationally and to non-Labour Party members who support the Society’s objectives.

Annual membership per person is £10 waged and £4 unwaged

To join the Keir Hardie Society please request a membership form via:

Keir Hardie Society
c/o Unite the Union, John Smith House, 145/165 West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 4RZ

Or download KHS membership form or email:


You can also stay in touch via our facebook and twitter pages.