A meeting organised by Lewisham Workers’ Liberty Wednesday 28 March, 7.30 Amersham Arms, New Cross.
Minnie Lansbury was only 32 when she died in 1922, but she had a full and inspiring life.
She was one of the Poplar Labour councillors who carried out extensive reforms in the interests of the borough’s working class and, when the council began to struggle financially, led a mass campaign for poor boroughs to receive more funding.
Defying the Tory-Liberal coalition government, she went to prison as a result along with 29 other councillors (including four other women). They won!
Before that she