When they were surcharged in 1985 and forced to pay £126,947 between them the 31 Lambeth Councillors launched a huge fundraising campaign to cover both the surcharge and the court case for their appealed.
This pamphlet, with photos provided mainly by Lambeth NALGO member Dave Stewart, covers some of the key events, protests and personalities of the dispute.
Includes a foreword by Tony Benn MP; “The Lambeth Councillors have, of course,
committed no crime, unless it is a crime to look after the old and the sick, the disabled and the unemployed, the homeless and communities who are suffering so much under the Tories… We are all proud of them because they kept faith with their own people, with the party and with their principles and no-one can do more than that.”
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The Nuclear Dawn mural. Painted on the side of Carlton Mansions by Brian Barnes, Dale McCrea and people who lived in the building. Barnes painted a vision of nuclear death astride London, a mushroom cloud in the background, whilst politicians such as Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Regan are safe in a bunker. A dove becomes the CND peace symbol. Finished in 1981 the mural was part funded by Lambeth Council as part of its ongoing effort to highlight the danger of Mutually Assured Destruction in the event of a nuclear war.
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Ted Knight, Leader of Lambeth Council, interviewed by Joan Twelves,-Secretary of Vauxhall CLP, after Lambeth had set a rate on July 3rd.
London Labour Briefing, No. 52, August 1985
Continue reading “Lambeth 31 defiant – Interview with Ted Knight (August 1985)”
John McDonnell, Deputy Leader/Chief of Finance GLC
London Labour Briefing No. 47, March 1985 Continue reading “Open up the second front!”
Graham Norwood, Lambeth Council Deputy Leader
London Labour Briefing, No 52, August 1985 Continue reading “Lambeth: from the council chamber to the wider movement (August 1985)”
Joan Twelves (Vauxhall CLP and Regional EC member)
London Labour Briefing No. 52 August 1985 Continue reading “Lambeth Labour Group fights on – rally to our cause! (August 1985)”
By Greg Tucker and Joan Twelves (Trade Union Liaison Officer and Secretary, Vauxhall Labour Party)
London Labour Briefing, No. 40, June 1984 Continue reading “South London supports the miners (June 1984)”