Support the ILP

The ILP comes from a long tradition of left-wing organisations that have sought collective solutions to the inequalities and destruction caused by capitalism.

We seek to continue that tradition today, working within the Labour Party and alongside others to extend co-operative solutions to human problems by democratic means.

You can read more about our political perspective here.

There are a number of ways you can support us in our aims.

ILP Membership

The ILP has been a democratic membership organisation since it was founded as a political party in 1893. The modern ILP is a pressure group and publishing organisation working within the Labour Party and among the wider Labour and socialist movement.

To be an ILP member today you must be a member of the Labour Party.

Members help set ILP policy and perspective, elect the National Administrative Council, and contribute to our discussions, campaigns and events. In some areas, they also come together to form ILP branches.

If you are interested in ILP membership, please contact us via email or post for more information.

ILP Friends

ILP Friends is open to people who are not members of the Labour Party but feel some agreement with the ILP’s ideas and want to support our efforts.

Friends receive invitations to ILP events and discussions, and are kept up to date with the ILP website.

You can join ILP Friends by clicking the button below.

You can also email us on and we will send you a form.

Or you can send a cheque made out to ‘Independent Labour Publications’ to the address at the bottom of this page, stating your name, address, email and phone number.

ILP Subscribers

One of the simplest ways of supporting the ILP is to subscribe to the ILP website. You can do this via the ‘News & Updates’ box on the right of the page.

As a subscriber you will receive a regular email newsletter with links to all the latest features, comment and articles on the website, plus information about ILP events and other news from the Labour movement and progressive campaigns.

This is the quickest and easiest way to stay up to date with the ILP. Subscribing is free.

We won’t bombard you with too many emails and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Help us Grow

Like many political organisations, the ILP has limited resources. In order to grow and extend our influence we need your help.

In particular, we need to raise money to help fund our website and publications, as well as initiatives such as the Salter Centenary Project and the ILP’s 130th anniversary in 2023.

If you can contribute to our work with a donation of any size we would be very grateful. You can do that here:

Follow us

Finally, if you are a social media user please join our growing network of followers on Twitter and Facebook.

There you will find links to website articles and other material, and can contribute to our online discussions.