Birmingham's Poet Laureate, Adrian Johnson, will deliver a live performance of his new poem in Trafalgar Square on Wednesday.

The date marks the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the Poll Tax bill by Margaret Thatcher’s government.

The tax was widely condemned as being unfair and inequitable, asking a dustman to pay as much for his council services as a duke. The unpopularity of the bill led to some huge public demonstrations and campaigns.

Johnson's new poem is called 'Still No Poll Tax Here', and he said it was written as a tribute to the protesters who brought about ithe abolition of the Poll Tax.

He added: "Twenty years ago, the wall fell in Berlin, Chinese students stood up in front of tanks in Tiananmen Square, Mandela walked free and the Stone Roses rocked the dance floors in the UK. But it’s easy to forget that history was also being made closer to home.

"I was hugely inspired by the action taken by normal, everyday people across the UK to resist the Poll Tax which encouraged others to do the same. Many hundreds of people from Birmingham and the Midlands went down to London to join the march against the Poll Tax and I wanted to pay tribute to their brave stance in standing up for fair play."

His live performance of 'Still no Poll Tax here' will take place at 11.30am at the foot of Nelson’s column. The poem can be read here.