WWI: Harold Croft and the Northampton Anti-War Campaign

    JOHN BUCKELL describes the life and times of Northampton ILPer Harold Croft, who faced prison, hardship and abuse for being a conscientious objector and anti-war activist.

    On 9 November 1920, at statutory meetings all over England, borough councils elected mayors and aldermen. Almost always these were a formality, the results agreed in advance between the parties. In Northampton that year, however, one Labour nominee for alderman proved to be highly controversial.


featuredimage Unbalanced Britain: What Future for Young People?

GREG ROBERTS is an apprentice accountant and youth campaigner in north east Derbyshire. In June he spoke to the ILP’s ...

featuredimage WWI: Resisting the War in Hebden Royd & Calder Valley

JONATHAN TIMBERS looks at the activity of ILP branches in the Upper Calder valley in the period before conscription was ...

featuredimage ILP Profiles: Morgan Jones and the First World War

WAYNE DAVID recounts the life of Morgan Jones, an ILP councillor and anti-war activist who emerged from the hardship of ...


New Plaque for Refurbished Clarion House

The country’s oldest surviving Clarion House has been undergoing some much needed renovation work thanks, in part, to the Big Lottery Fund, and the building now has a new plaque to adorn its newly refurbished walls.


People’s NHS March Arrives in London

The People’s March for the NHS will arrive at its destination in London this Saturday, 6 September, when campaigners will be joined by thousands of demonstrators for the final leg from Red Lion Square to Westminster.


Village Socialism in Theory and Practice

PAUL SALVESON argues that today’s open garden schemes put into practice some early ILPers’ theories of village socialism.


WWI: Down with the War!

On 6 August 1914, just nine days after the start of what came to be known as World War One, the ILP published a front page appeal in its weekly journal, Labour Leader, imploring the “workers of Great Britain” to unite with those across Europe and resist the government’s call to arms.