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Lindsay Cressida

Cressida Lindsay   Cressida Lindsay was born in 1930. Her uncle, Jack Lindsay, (see separate entry) was also a writer and a Communist.   She became fully immersed in the post-second world war avant garde […]

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Lawrence John

John Lawrence   Lawrence was twice an active figure in the Communist Party, the second time most notably, reflecting a political trajectory before and after each of his two bursts of membership that encompassed many […]

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Llewellyn David

David Llewellyn   David R Llewellyn was a South Wales miner from Blaengarw, an isolated mining village at the head of the Garw Valley. Born in June 1907, he completed secondary school and started in […]

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Lipetz Julius (Dr)

Dr Julius Lipetz   Known as Julie to his colleagues, Lipetz was a well known and respected Edinburgh General Practitioner and active Communist Party member. Born 3rd October 1903 (some sources say 1901), one of five […]

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Levitt Victor

Victor Levitt Levitt was born in east London, to Jewish parents and a mother in her mid-40s and suffering greatly from ill health. His brother, Fred, had been born in the Ukraine eighteen years earlier, […]

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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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Lewis D H

  D H Lewis  Lewis was a member of the South Hendon branch of the Communist Party, which was first formed in July 1942. Only five of its sixteen branch committee members had any previous […]

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Lomas Sam

Sam Lomas Lomas was born in February 1930 and educated at a local elementary school in Stoke-on-Trent. He became a bricklayer and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Young Communist League in […]

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Llewellyn Mavis

Welsh-speaking Councillor Mavis Llewellyn, of Nantymoel, Ogmore Vale, in South Wales, was an “orator almost unparalleled among the women of Britain”.   A teacher by profession, she had learned to become an Air Raid Precaution lecturer, […]

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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 […]