1991: Anti-poll tax MP jailed
Labour MP Terry Fields has been sentenced to 60 days in prison for refusing to pay his poll tax.
The MP for Liverpool Broadgreen since 1983, Mr Fields was summonsed last December for evading his �373 bill.
The left-wing, former fireman appeared shocked when judgement was passed at Bootle magistrates' court but he managed a smile and a wave as he was taken to the cells amid cheers from the public gallery.
The MP was represented at the 90 minute hearing by barrister Hugo Charlton of the Campaign Against Poll Tax Imprisonment.
Although his sentence equals the two longest of the 35 prison terms for non-payment, it does not jeopardise his parliamentary seat or the Labour whip, which are only lost after a year's imprisonment.
Labour sources suggest that his militant tendencies may well threaten his future.
His local Labour Party has already met to discuss his recent lack of support for Walton by-election candidate Peter Kilfoyle and his constituency chair, Barry Navarro, has hinted at his de-selection.
Colleagues on the left of the Commons have expressed their sympathies for Mr Field whose wife Maureen now has to wait until September to receive her sentence for non-payment.
Labour leader Neil Kinnock said: "Law makers must not be law breakers. I have always made that clear."