The ILP: Past & Present, Part 1

The ILP Past & Present: Part 1 by Barry Winter is published to mark the 130th anniversary of the organisation’s founding in January 1893. It is a revised and updated version of the first edition of The ILP: Past & Present, also written by Barry and published 30 years ago to coincide with our centenary celebrations.

Like its predecessor, the 2023 version describes the role played by different generations of ILPers in endeavouring to create a humanitarian, socially just society for all. It reviews the changing circumstances that they confronted while tracing the ILP’s ever-changing relationships with other political organisations, not least the Labour Party.

Unlike its predecessor, it is published in two parts. This pamphlet covers the first half of the ILP’s story, from its formation in the last decades of the 19th century, through its development in the early decades of the 20th, to 1945 when it found itself isolated from mainstream politics and a dwindling force on the left. Part 2, to be published later in 2023, will chart the post-war years.

Published 2023.
£8.00 including p&p.