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NGOAnti-Poll Tax Campaign
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Background InformationThe Anti-Poll Tax Campaign opposed the introdution of the Community Charge, or poll tax, by the Thatcher Government. The loose campaign, coordinated by the Anti-Poll Tax Federation, saw a high level of non-payment, and tensions reached their height with a riot in Trafalgar Square in 1990. Widely seen as a major political misjudgement by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the poll tax was a major contributory factor to her downfall later in the year, and was replaced under her successor, John Major.
Year Created1980s
Year Ended1990s
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesAnti-Poll Tax Federation
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KeywordsPolitics and political ideologies.
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