FORMER Colne Valley MP Lord David Clark returned to his former base to celebrate a joint 40th.
The veteran peer visited the Colne Valley Museum to celebrate its 40th birthday.
This year is also the 40th anniversary of Lord Clark first being elected as the MP, representing the valley from 1970 to 1974.
To coincide with International Women’s Day, Lord Clark looked at the museum’s collection of suffragette memorabilia.
Included in the collection is a medal belonging to suffragette Ethel Lewis.
The suffragette – who lived at Scar Lane, Milnsbridge – when she died in 1972, was an active campaigner during her 20s.
She was arrested aged 26 for throwing a brick through the window of a London Post Office and later given the medal in recognition of her work in the fight to get the vote for women.
The peer returned to his former constituency and met the valley’s Parliamentary Labour candidate Debbie Abrahams, who he toured the museum with and heard about expansion plans.
He is working on his third book about the Colne Valley, which will include interviews with socialist pioneers.