The ILP: Past & Present – centenary edition

First published in 1993, the original edition of Barry Winter’s pamphlet provides a lively, frank and well-illustrated account of the ILP’s history – from its grass-roots origins in the 1890s to its role in the 1990s as a principled left pressure group within the Labour Party.

Although it’s now sold out, you can still read all of the main sections by following the links below.

The ILP: Past & Present (original edition 1993)

1. The Early Years
Great Expectations
Beginnings in Bradford

2. Ethical Socialism
Independent Women
Living for that Better Day

3. Labour’s Rise & Disaffiliation
– Strongholds of the ILP

4. War & After

5. Labour in the 70s
Issues of the Day

6. Thatcher & Beyond