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Lakey Arthur

Arthur Lakey     Arthur Francis Lakey  is now known to have been an agent planted inside the Communist Party from its foundation in 1920, who operated under the name of Albert Allen.   Lakey […]

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Lamont Willie

  Willie (Bill) “Bunger” Lamont Born in 1900 in Renton, Vale of Leven, Communist, Lamont first made a name for himself by allowing himself to be arrested one night while poaching rabbits. This was so […]

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Landis Harry

Harry Landis   Harry Landis was born in Stepney in 1929, a place famed for its resistance to fascism, but he remembers taking refuge in his mother’s lap even at the age of ten when […]

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Langford Dave

  Dave Langford   Dave Langford was the secretary of the Communist Party in Hayes, West Middlesex in the late 1970s. He was a lecturer and a member of ASTMS and Association of University Teachers […]

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Langton Win

Winifred Langton Born in Plaistow, in east London, one of six children on May 20th 1909. Three of her siblings had earlier died in the 1902 smallpox epidemic. Her mother was a working class suffragette […]

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Lansbury Violet (Dutt)

Violet Lansbury (Dutt) Violet was born in the Seven Kings area of London on 4th December 1900, the last of twelve children fathered by George Lansbury, the Labour politician, who was leader of the Labour Party from 1931-1935 […]

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Law Chris

Chris Law A long-time AEU stalwart and Communist in Sheffield, Chris Law took part in his first strike in 1932 at the age of 16 years, when the Sheffield Star newspaper cut its commission to […]