MP’s tribute to campaigners

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Bulwell MP Graham Allen will attend a gathering to mark the anniversary of three Nottinghamshire men hanged fighting for the right to vote this weekend.

The representative of the Nottingham North constituency will say a few words on the steps of Shire Hall of Nottingham’s Lace Market - the site of the gallows for the executions on 1st February 1832.

George Beck from Wollaton, George Hearson of Nottingham, and John Armstrong of Mansfield paid the ultimate price for protesting against the failure of an 1831 bill to extend the vote to the working class.

 

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