The George Lansbury Memorial Trust was founded in 2012 to commemorate the life & work of George Lansbury (1859–1940). A pioneering campaigner for peace, women’s rights, local democracy & improvements in labour conditions, Lansbury was an adopted East Ender. MP for Bow & Bromley, he led the Labour Party from 1932–1935 & spent his political life campaigning for social justice, women’s rights & world disarmament. The Trust organizes an annual George Lansbury Memorial Lecture & other events.
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Happy Monday! We'll be sharing a weekly photograph of George Lansbury from the archives.
Here is George with his daughter Daisy Postage. As well as working as her father's secretary, Daisy was an activist and was involved in the suffragette movement. She famously dressed up as Sylvia Pankhurst to help the real Sylvia Pankhurst evade capture from the police.
We're the George Lansbury Memorial Trust, set up in 2012 to commemorate the life of George Lansbury; the life-long campaigner for social justice.
George started life as a radical Liberal, became a socialist in the early 1890s & joined the Social Democratic Federation, Independent Labour Party, and then finally a Labour MP in 1922, leading the Party in the early 1930s.
We organise events and promote his legacy