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Militant Liverpool: A City on the Edge

Diane Frost and Peter North


In May 1983, in the wake of her victory in the Falklands, Mrs Thatcher won the second of her three general election victories. Liverpool, going not for the first or last time against the grain, elected a Labour council that vowed to be different. In an environment of mass unemployment in which Liverpool felt abandoned by an indifferent government, the council resolved to join others across the land in refusing to set a budget that would hurt the poorest. It was at first wildly popular, but the scene soon became set for a battle between the city and central government that would shape the futur ... More

Keywords: May 1983, Falklands, Mrs Thatcher, general election, Labour council, social problems, city

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781846318634
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846318634.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Diane Frost, author
University of Liverpool

Peter North, author
University of Liverpool