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After Sylvia Pankhurst's branches split from the WSPU, George and his family supported the newly-formed East London Federation of Suffragettes (ELFS).
In 1913, George was imprisoned for his pro-suffrage speech at the Royal Albert Hall. He went on hunger and thirst strike, and was released under the Cat and Mouse Act - which allowed hunger striking prisoners to be released to regain strength, and then be re-imprisoned.
George Lansbury was re-elected as MP for Bow & Bromley in 1922.
By standing against the patriarchal status quo, and supporting the women's movement, these courageous men helped to win over hearts and minds in Westminster.
Suffragist journalist Evelyn Sharp later wrote of the Men's League for Women's Suffrage: "It is impossible to rate too highly the sacrifices that [they] made to keep our movement free from the suggestion of a sex war."