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Kingscott Len

Les Kingscott   The Chairman of a Joint Shop Stewards Committee at a Birmingham motor factory joined the Communist Party in March 1961. As he explained in the Daily Worker, "I joined after many, many […]

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Chivers Len

Len Chivers  Len Chivers was a long-serving member of the Communist Party in south Wales. When he stood as a Communist Party candidate for Cwmtillery Ward in Abertillery in the early 1960s, he secured 986 […]

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Johnson Len

Len Johnson Born on 22nd October 1902 in Manchester, the famous black boxer and life-long Communist, Len Johnson learned his craft in boxing booths. He eventually became the owner of his own booth – travelling […]

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Jeffries Len

Len Jeffries An active Communist all his life, Len Jeffries was originally a coal-miner and later on a clerk, amongst other things. He took an active part in Cardiff in the Seamen’s Minority Movement.  Len […]

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Dawson Len

  Len Dawson Dawson was an ETU lay official in Fleet Street and gained considerable support from the thousand members of the union’s `Press’ branch. He was secretary of the branch from the beginning of […]

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Cook Len

Len Cook Born 30th April 1913, Len Cook was a life-long Communist.   He became the Production Manager at the Daily Worker and then the Morning Star from 1957 to 1982.    He died on […]

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Nash Len

Len Nash Nash spent three years in India as a serviceman during the war. On his return he became a supervisory foreman at the King’s Cross Goods Yard. Whilst working there he received a cheque […]

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Doherty Len

Len Doherty Len Doherty was born in Maryhill, Glasgow. Some time around 1954, Doherty was a working miner at Thurcroft pit in Yorkshire when he first met and engaged with Frank Watters (see separate entry), […]

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Crome Len (Dr)

Dr Len Crome MC Len Crome – doctor, soldier, Communist and Chair of the International Brigade Association, Crome was the son of a Jewish businessman and was born in Daugavpils, Latvia on 14th April, 1909. […]