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The Labour Representation Committee (LRC) is a British socialist pressure group within the Labour Party.

The logo of the Labour Representation Committee.

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Overview

The LRC was formed at a founding conference on Saturday 3rd July 2004, taking its name from the original Labour Representation Committee which was formed in February 1900.

The LRC allows Constituency Labour Parties (CLPs) and Branch Labour Parties (BLPs) to affiliate to it, along with local, regional and national unions and individual party members and supporters. So far there are currently 10 affiliated CLPs and seven BLPs. In parliament, the group is represented by the Socialist Campaign Group. The LRC also has a youth group, the Socialist Youth Network.

The Chairman is John McDonnell, who the LRC supported as a candidate for leader of the Labour Party. It's Vice-Chair is Cllr. Susan Press.

Socialist Youth Network

The Socialist Youth Network, also known as SYN, is the youth section of the LRC. it was founded in March 2007.

Affiliated MPs

The Representation Committee has a number of officially affiliated MPs, those being:

The group also receives support from unaffiliated MP Michael Meacher, as well as the Labour veteran Tony Benn.

Affiliated Unions

The LRC maintains support from a number of trade unions, the most prominent of these being:

Affiliated Constituency Labour Parties

Affiliated Branch Labour Parties

  • Bloomsbury and Kings Cross BLP
  • Brislington East BLP
  • Henleaze BLP
  • Hastings and Rye East BLP
  • Kensal Green BLP
  • Newport and West Wight BLP
  • Sutton BLP

Other Affiliated Organizations

See also

External links

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