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Women in history

Socialist-feminist reading group: Minnie Lansbury

Submitted by Janine on 14 March 2019 at 10:13
Event Date

Venue: Effra Social, 89 Effra Road, London SW2 1DF

Come to our next meeting of our monthly socialist feminist reading group, hosted by Workers' Liberty members - open to all!

We'll be reading chapter 6 of Janine Booth's new book 'Minnie Lansbury: Suffragette, Socialist, Rebel Councillor', and will be joined by Janine for the discussion!

Minnie Lansbury at the Nottingham Women's History Group

Submitted by Janine on 17 February 2019 at 16:27
Event Date

Janine will be giving an illustrated talk about the life of Minnie Lansbury.

Venue: International Community Centre, Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FN

This is a members-only event, although it is free to join the Nottingham Women's History Group!

A donation of £3 from attendees will help towards refreshments and costs.

Signed copies of 'Minnie Lansbury: suffragette, socialist, rebel councillor' will be on sale.

Peterborough Women's Festival

Submitted by Janine on 17 February 2019 at 15:15
Event Date

Janine will be speaking about the life of Minnie Lansbury at a day-long event at Peterborough Town Hall as part of the Peterborough Women's Festival.

The event starts at 11am, with speakers from 1pm.

Minnie Lansbury, community campaigner: talk at Nottingham Unite Community meeting

Submitted by Janine on 01 February 2019 at 16:50
Event Date

Venue: Unite House, 8 Castle Quay, Nottingham NG7 1FW

Hosted by Nottingham Unite Community, Janine will speak about the life and politics of Minnie Lansbury, with a particular emphasis on her community campaigning.

All welcome.


A Heroine of our Movement

Submitted by Janine on 19 January 2019 at 16:18

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.