Communist Labour Party (Scotland)
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The Communist Labour Party was a small Communist Party in Scotland. It was formed in September 1920 by the Scottish Workers' Committee and the Scottish section of the Communist Party (British Section of the Third International) (CP(BSTI)), some members of the Socialist Labour Party (SLP) and various local communist groups. In the same month, the Communist Party of South Wales and the West of England was founded, with a very similar programme.
Under the influence of John Maclean MA, the group was provisionally named the Scottish Communist Party. However, its founding conference, which Maclean did not attend, renamed it the Communist Labour Party. It also decided that it should remain a provisional body with the aim of joining the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB), a position championed by Willie Gallacher. His positions defeated, Maclean left the group and instead joined the SLP. The Communist Labour Party then joined the CPGB, along with the remainder of the CP(BSTI) in January 1921.
- Reclaiming Maclean
- Anti-Parliamentarianism and Communism in Britain, 1917-1921
- The British Communist Left 1914-45, Mark Hayes (International Communist Current)
Assistant General Secretaries
Fred Peet (1920-22) · John Gollan (1947-49) · George Matthews (1949-56) · Bill Wainwright (1956-59) · Bill Alexander (1959-67) · Reuben Falber (1968-79) ·
Chairmen National Organisers
Tom Bell (1920-21) · Bob Stewart (1921-23) · Harry Pollitt (1923-) · Idris Cox (1930s) · R. W. Robson (1930s) · Dave Springhall (1940-43) · Peter Kerrigan (1943-51) · Mick Bennett (1951-54) · John Gollan (1954-56) · Bill Lauchlan (1956-66) · Gordon McLennan (1966-75) · Dave Cook (1975-1980s) · Ian McKay (1980s-1991)
National Industrial Organisers
Ernie Woolley (1925-) · Finlay Hart (1937-39?) · George Allison (1940s-51) · Peter Kerrigan (1951-66) · Bert Ramelson (1965-77) · Mick Costello (1977-83) · Pete Carter (1983-1980s)
Publications Associated groups PredecessorsBritish Socialist Party · Communist Labour Party · Communist Party (British Section of the Third International) · Communist Unity Group · South Wales Socialist Society SplitsAppeal Group · Committee to Defeat Revisionism, for Communist Unity · Communist League · Communist Party of Britain · Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist) · Communist Party of Great Britain (PCC) · Communist Workers' Party · Fife Socialist League · New Communist Party of Britain · Revolutionary Marxist-Leninist League Other topics
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