Communist Party of Britain

British political party

The Communist Party of Britain (CPB) is a communist party in Great Britain. It was made because of a dispute between Eurocommunists and Marxist-Leninists in the Communist Party of Great Britain in 1988.[7] It is friends with the Cuba Solidarity Campaign[8] and the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign. The party was one of two British political parties that signed the Pyongyang Declaration.

Communist Party of Britain
Communist Pairty o Breetain (Scots)
Pàrtaidh Co-Mhaoineach na Breatainn (Scottish Gaelic)
Plaid Gomiwnyddol Prydain (Welsh)
Parti Gemynwer Breten (Cornish)
General SecretaryRobert David Griffiths[1]
ChairRuth Styles[1][2]
Vice-ChairTony Conway
Mollie Brown
Founded1988; 36 years ago (1988)[3]
Preceded by
HeadquartersRuskin House, Croydon, London
NewspaperCommunist Review

Communist Women

Youth wingYoung Communist League
Membership (2022)Increase 1,485+[a][4][5]
Political positionFar-left[6]
National affiliationStop the War Coalition
International affiliationIMCWP
Colours    Red and gold
Party flag
Website Edit this at Wikidata

Notes change

  1. Membership number includes members of the Young Communist League.

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 Peoples Printing Press Society (12 January 2015). "Communists slam Western hypocrisy over terror". Morning Star. Archived from the original on 1 August 2015.
  2. Peltier, Elian (10 February 2020). "Even in Death, Marx Can't Escape Surveillance". The New York Times. p. 11.
  3. "Communist Party of Great Britain – History Section". Marxist Internet Archive. Retrieved 5 March 2021. A period of intense factional struggle saw the Party's membership drop astronomically over the period from 1984. A phase of mass expulsions of many hundreds of Morning Star supporters saw many of them 're-establish' the Communist Party in 1988, taking the name Communist Party of Britain (CPB).
  4. Communist Party of Britain: Report and Accounts for the Year Ended 31 December 2020 (Report). Electoral Commission. 31 December 2020. p. 2. ST0023302.
  5. Nowak, Tomasz (11 February 2022). "The eclipse and re-emergence of the Young Communist League". Young Communist League.
  6. Barberis, Peter; McHugh, John; Tyldesley, Mike (2000). "Far Left". Encyclopedia of British and Irish Political Organizations: Parties, Groups and Movements of the 20th Century. London: A&C Black. p. 145. ISBN 0826458149.
  7. "1988–97 Re-establishing the Party". Communist Party. 1 February 2012. Archived from the original on 23 September 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  8. "Solidarity". Communist Party Scottish Congress 2004. Scotland: Communist Party. 2004. Archived from the original on 1 February 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013. The Communist Party remains the only political party affiliated to the Scottish Cuba Solidarity Campaign