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George Lansbury Memorial Lecture, 2019: 'The Housing Crisis'

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Poplar Union

2 Cotall Street

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Why is Britain's housing in crisis? What can be done about it? Housing expert Mike Tyrrell explains.

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The George Lansbury Memorial Trust was founded in 2012 to commemorate and reflect upon the life, work and legacy of George Lansbury (1859-1940). A pioneering campaigner for peace, women’s rights, local democracy and improvements in labour conditions, Lansbury was an adopted East Ender who made a great contribution to local as well as national life, serving as Poplar’s first Labour Mayor in 1919-20 and MP for Bromley-by-Bow 1910-12 and 1922-40. Among the many problems that bedevilled the East End then was the prevalence of slum housing and the high cost of rent. As Mike Tyrrell – this year’s seventh Lansbury Memorial Lecturer – reminds us, such problems have not gone away. Britain in general, and London in particular, is faced with a mounting housing crisis. Mike is very well-qualified to address this subject as an East Ender and housing expert who served as Chief Executive of Tower Hamlets Community Housing 2000-2016.

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