Harry PollittHarry Pollitt (1890 - 1960) was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain. He was born in Droylsden in Lancashire.
He joined the communist party in 1920 and in 1925 was jailed for 12 months for seditious libel. In 1929 the CPGB elected him General Secretary, a position he held until 1956. He was then made Chairman which lasted until his death 4 years later.