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Reference NumberP/OAK
Alternative Reference NumberP/MIS/110
LevelFonds
TitleLegal documents of John Edward Oakes concerning prosecution of the Metropolitan Borough Council of Poplar, 1921 and other personal papers
Date(s)1920s
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AdminHistoryJohn Edward Oakes was a Councillor for the Metropolitan Borough of Poplar and lived at 47 Norman Road, Bow. He was sent to Brixton Prison with other Poplar Councillors including George Lansbury in 1921 for refusing to levy Poplar's share of the London County Council, Police and Metropolitan Asylum contributions. Their refusal was on the grounds that local rate payers were already impoverished with high levels of unemployment.
RelatedMaterialSee records of the Metropolitan Borough of Poplar, L/PMB.

See papers of George Lansbury and Edgar Isaac Lansbury, P/LAN.
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