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Will Crooks

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Will Crooks

Person  Male  Born 6/4/1852  Died 5/6/1921

Trade unionist and politician. Born at 2 Shirbutt Street, Poplar. He helped bring about many local improvements, and in 1891 endorsed representation by the London Trades Council to restrict immigration. In 1900 he became the first Labour mayor of Poplar, and two years later was elected MP for Woolwich. Died in Poplar Hospital.

2022: Spitalfields Life published a selection of Ken Sequin’s Badge Collection. This fascinating photo catalogue includes two for Crooks: "Vote for Crooks" and "Our Will for Woolwich".

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