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Born on 24th August 1906, Johnny Rice was the son of a militant suffragette.
In 1936 he was arrested by the Gestapo whilst working in
A Communist Party candidate in local elections in Leicester's Castle ward in 1960 and other subsequent elections through to the 1970s, Johnny Rice was a familiar figure in Gallowtree Gate in the city on Saturday mornings where he sold the Morning Star.
He was a member of the British Soviet Friendship Society and died in December 1995.
Sources: Leicester Mercury, May 1960