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Connolly Mick

Mick Connolly Mick Connolly was one of five children born to Ellen and Danny Connolly, the latter being a Communist Party member. During the tail-end of the Blitz in 1941, Ellen moved her children to […]

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Kane Mick

Mick Kane Kane was the brother of Jock Kane and uncle to Bridget Jones (see separate entries), and he was also a Communist and a miners’ leader. Pic: Mick Kane is in the centre of […]

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Bennett Mick

Mick Bennett Bennett was a precocious, yet senior, Young Communist League activist from his youth. He was subject to intense MI5 scrutiny from 1932, possibly for the rest of his life. This largely began as […]

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Jenkins Mick

Mick Jenkins Born in 1904 in Cheetham, Manchester, he joined the Young Communist League in 1924. Becoming a delegate to Manchester & Salford Trades Council and a shop steward, by 1939, he was Manchester District […]

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Costello Mick

Mick Costello pic left: Mick Costello   Mick Costello’s father, Paddy, was a remarkable New Zealander of left-wing views, born in Auckland on 31 January 1912, who became a career diplomat. His mother, Bella Lerner, was […]

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Mindel Mick

Mick Mindel A Yiddish speaker, Mindel was born on December 24th 1909, off Commercial Road in London’s east end, the son of Lithuanian immigrants from whom he gained an early political education. His father, Morris […]

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McGahey Mick

Mick McGahey As vice-president of the National Union of Mineworkers, Mick McGahey was a driving force behind the transformation of the union in the 1970s. Born on May 29th 1925, in Shotts, the militant centre […]