Years Active:19201991
Groups & Sections: InfoYoung Communist League  (19211988) … Youth Organisation
  Documents in Archive:10
  Publications:Resistance [CPGB], Marxism Today, International Affairs Bulletin
  International Affiliation:Communist International (19201943)
  Related Organisations: Communist Party of Great Britain (Leninist grouping), New Communist Party, Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist)
Related Collection:The British Left on Ireland
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The Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) was the largest communist party in Great Britain, although it never became a mass party like those in France and Italy. It existed from 1920 to 1991. […] In 1991 when the Soviet Union collapsed, the Eurocommunist-dominated leadership of the CPGB, led by Nina Temple, decided to disband the party, and establish Democratic Left, a left-leaning political think tank rather than a political party. […] Some Scottish members formed the Communist Party of Scotland, others Democratic Left Scotland and Democratic Left Wales Chwith Ddemocrataidd, which still continues. Supporters of The Leninist who had rejoined the CPGB in the early 1980s declared their intention to reforge the Party, and held an emergency conference at which they claimed the name of the party. They are now known as the Communist Party of Great Britain (Provisional Central Committee)



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