Gary Lefley

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Gary Lefley (born 1954) was the general secretary for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) from 1990 to 1994.[1]

Born in Tottenham he was educated at Tottenham Grammar School and the University of East Anglia where he joined the CPGB and met his first wife Anne. They moved to Yorkshire where he was Secretary of the CPGB in Barnsley. Lefley belonged to the Straight Left faction within the Communist Party of Great Britain. Lefley remained general secretary of CND until 1994 when the post was abolished, and the anti-nuclear movement declining, towards the end of the Cold War. He remains a politician and Union activist and is currently Hedteacher of a Pupil referral Unit in London.


  1. ^ Lilleker, Darren G. (2004). Against the Cold War: the history and political traditions of pro-Sovietism in the British Labour Party 1945-89. I.B.Tauris. pp. 26–. ISBN 978-1-85043-471-9. Retrieved 23 September 2011.