The case for Lambeth Councillors (PDF)

A pamphlet produced by Lambeth Council in 1986 in defence of the 32 surcharged Labour councillors.

Featuring an introduction by David Blunkett, head of Sheffield Council. 

You can download the PDF below 
The case for Lambeth councillors

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Booklet: He was only the District Auditor, but…

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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Black Sections in the Labour Party

Linda Bellos (l) speaking at a Black Section meeting

Linda Bellos (l) speaking at a Black Section meeting

“The Labour Party has always quietly congratulated itself as being, almost by definition, the anti-racist party. It may be true that very few Black comrades take up positions as Party activists, that fewer still are elected in the name of the Labour Party to public office and that a Black delegate to Annual Conference is still a rarity, but the reasons for this, whatever they may be, cannot be the racism of the Labour Party structures themselves. Just how true is this myth ?”

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