Definition of Keir Hardie from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Keir Hardie

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(1856-1915) a Scottish miner who became a politician. He started the Scottish Parliamentary Labour Party in 1888, and the Independent Labour Party in 1893, and then played a major part in creating the British Labour Party, which he led from 1906 to 1908. He was proud of his working-class origins, and became known as 'the member for the unemployed'.