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#OTD 1919. Just a day after being demobilized from the army Clement Attlee visits the local Labour Party in Stepney

He meets with Oscar Tobin above a chemist shop and is advised to run for the council in Limehouse. It marked the beginning of a 48 year career in the Labour Party

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“Democracy is government by discussion but it only works if you can stop people talking” - the great Clem Attlee, who achieved so much for people, wanted to be judged on what he did, not what he said.
 
Do you know who else lived above a chemist?
 
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A true hero that should still to this day be looked up to.
 

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