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Video: Cherie Booth gives speech at Liverpool's International Slavery Museum

Liverpool Echo, 18 October 2011

“To see it explained in this museum is just fantastic especially for me as my grandfather was a merchant seaman on the Elder Demster Line going from Liverpool to Lagos.”

As the granddaughter of a Liverpool merchant seaman, Cherie Booth spoke of her pride at seeing the city’s Maritime Museum highlight important slavery issues.

As patron of Stop The Traffik, an organisation fighting human trafficking, Ms Booth made a speech at the Albert Dock's International Slavery Museum, to mark today’s anti-slavery day.

She said: “Whether it’s the chocolate we eat that comes from forced labour or girls working in massage parlours, all these things are happening in the twenty-first century when slavery has supposed to have been abolished.

“Liverpool, which historically is the second city of the empire, has enormous riches in culture and a diverse population.

“To see it explained in this museum is just fantastic especially for me as my grandfather was a merchant seaman on the Elder Demster Line going from Liverpool to Lagos.”

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