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ISBN:0946097100
Author: Peter Tatchell
ISBN13: 978-0946097104
Title: Battle for Bermondsey
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Language: English
Category: Politics and Government
Publisher: Heretic Books; 1st Ed. edition (October 1984)
Pages: 176

Battle for Bermondsey by Peter Tatchell



Peter Gary Tatchell (born 25 January 1952) is a British human rights campaigner, originally from Australia, best known for his work with LGBT social movements. Tatchell was selected as the Labour Party's parliamentary candidate for Bermondsey in 1981. He was then denounced by party leader Michael Foot for allegedly supporting extra-parliamentary action against the Thatcher government. Labour subsequently allowed him to stand in the Bermondsey by-election in February 1983.

The Battle for Bermondsey. Initially banned as a Labour candidate, Peter Tatchell explains his views on extra-parliamentary action, gay rights and a 'new style' of MP which made him unacceptable to the Labour establishment. Vilified as an extremisit, foreigner, draft dodger, homosexual and traitor, he reveals the full extent of the hate mail, smears and death threats that The Battle for Bermondsey.

Three decades after the most vicious parliamentary election in London's history, the losing candidate Peter Tatchell can claim vindication. It is exactly 30 years since the extraordinarily vicious by-election that saw Simon Hughes become the Liberal (now Liberal Democrat) MP for Bermondsey as part of the Liberal-SDP Alliance, and the defeated Labour candidate Peter Tatchell subjected to an unprecedented hate campaign conducted at both local and national media level

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On the front cover of The Battle for Bermondsey there is a photograph of Peter Tatchell as, I imagine, he would like to be seen: a steady innocent gaze, a determined tilt to the chin, a youthful crusading air. He looks fragile but brave. In the background, slightly out of focus, is an older comrade looking decidedly askance, not to say horrified. Before we have read so much as a word of this publication by Heretic Books, both images are there.

I was a volunteer with the Peter Tatchell Foundation, working directly to Peter, for 9 months from Summer 2012 to Spring 2013. What came out in Peter’s talk were qualities I have seen in him as long as I have known him – personal courage and integrity, inner resilience, and true independence of mind and spirit