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Crump was a long-standing figure in the
His father, also James Crump, was Midlands Area Secretary of the Transport and General Workers'
Jim Crump (Junior) now threw himself into Communist Party work. By 1932, we find him as one of those agitators whose leafleting had spurred Jessie Eden (see separate entry) at the outset of the mass `girls’ strike’ of Lucas employees in 1932. “James Walter Crump of
Jim Crump was heavily involved in all the major events of the 1930s, including major agitation amongst council tenants that resulted in the great rent strike of 1939, the year when his father became Lord Mayor of Birmingham!
He was a candidate for the Communist Party in the 1950 general election for the