Photo Gallery: Rate capping dispute 1984-86

Many of these photos are taken from the pamphlet “He was only the District Auditor, but…” ¬†which was published in 1986 to raise money to pay for the fines imposed on 31 Lambeth councillors who defied rate capping the year before.

The photos from the pamphlet were taken by NALGO member Dave Stewart.

Video: Councils for the Defence – 1986

This 20 minute long documentary was made by Yvette Vanson, director of the Battle of Orgreave, in 1986. It explains why Lambeth Council resisted the moves by the Thatcher government to cap their local rates which would have meant millions of pounds worth of cuts in service provision.

Features interviews with local people, councillors and trade union activists.