Communist Party of Britain

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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; 35 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

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.

Notes[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

  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. {{cite report}}: Cite has empty unknown parameter: |authors= (help)
  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