Back in 2009. Docklands publications The Wharf published this review of Janine's book, 'Guilty and Proud of it: Poplar's rebel councillors and guardians 1919-1925'.
Poplar's Rates Rebellion
The 1921 rebellion in Poplar, east London, when thirty Labour councillors went to prison rather than cut services or increase rates.
In 1921, thirty Labour Councillors in Poplar went to prison to protest at an unfair rating system that penalised poor boroughs. They eventually won their fight. Here are the parting messages from the Councillors (well, most of them, anyway) as printed in the Daily Herald on 1st September 1921, the date that arrests began.
Talking about my political hero and subject of my biography, Minnie Lansbury: suffragette, socialist, rebel councillor.
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