Back to school

George Lansbury, (22 February 1859 – 7 May 1940) was a British politician and social reformer who led the Labour Party from 1932 to 1935.  Education for the poor was one of Lansbury’s major concerns.  Lansbury  paved the way for the Attlee Government to ensure provisions of the Education Act 1944 were fully implemented, with free secondary education becoming a right for the first time!

Installation of an Electric Gramophone at The Science Museum, South Kensington, with the MP George Lansbury in May 1931 Copyright courtesy of  EMI Group Archive Trust

Installation of an Electric Gramophone at The Science Museum, South Kensington, with the MP George Lansbury in May 1931
Copyright courtesy of EMI Group Archive Trust

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