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date: 26 February 2020

Poplar councillorslocked

(act. 1919–1922)
  • John Davis


Poplar councillors (act. 1919–1922), were the thirty Labour members of the borough council of Poplar, in east London, imprisoned in September 1921 for their protest against the inequitable distribution of local taxation across the capital. Their actions coined the term ‘Poplarism’, denoting the use of local government power to relieve poverty in a deprived area, defying, if necessary, ...

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