Minnie Lansbury and the Poplar revolt

My political hero! Minnie Lansbury (nee Glassman) 1889-1922 was the child of Polish Jewish immigrants, who in her short life in the East End of London was a school teacher, suffragette, campaigner for the victims of war, and rebel councillor. She died aged only 32, weakened by a six-week prison spell as one of thirty councillors who refused to collect excessive rates in the impoverished London borough of Poplar.

Wyre Forest Labour Women: speaking about Minnie Lansbury

09/07/2019 - 19:30

Venue: Wyre Room, St Georges Hall, Load Street, Bewdley, DY12 2EQ

Janine will give an illustrated talk about the life of Minnie Lansbury. Copies of her biography of Minnie will be available to buy at the reduced price of £10 each.

After the talk there will be drinks & nibbles…

Speaking about Minnie Lansbury at Nottingham Radical Bookfair

02/11/2019 - 16:00

Venue: Nottingham Mechanics Institute

This is an all-day event. Janine will be giving an illustrated talk about Minnie Lansbury from 4-5pm.

The third Nottingham Radical Bookfair… 30 tables from new and second hand booksellers, publishers and organisations and a full supporting programme of talks.

A Heroine of our Movement

Ian Townson reviews 'Minnie Lansbury: suffragette, socialist, rebel councillor' in Solidarity 491, 16 January 2019

 

Minnie Lansbury was one of the rebel Labour councillors of Poplar (East London) who in 1921 forced the Tory¬Liberal coalition government to start central government payments to equalise resources between councils in poor and in well¬off areas.

Janine Booth’s biography of Lansbury is rich in detail about her life; working¬class conditions at the time; and much more. It is a solid achievement given the scarcity of material available on Lansbury to work on.

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