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ILP Members, 1930s

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ILP Members, 1930s

Members of the Independent Labour Party, Glasgow, c 1930s.

In the background are banners from ILP branches in Camlachie, Govan, Kingston and Scotstoun. Other banners encourage young workers to join the party or exhort people to oppose fascism.

The Independent Labour Party was formed in 1893 under the leadership of Keir Hardie. It aimed to be a new national party for the working classes, intending to "secure the collective ownership of the means of production, distribution and exchange". It was affiliated to the Labour Party in 1906 and in 1922 ten ILP members were elected MPs in Glasgow. The ILP split with the national Labour Party in 1932, but most of its MPs remained with the latter and support for the ILP withered.

Reference: 685.80.48

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

banners, ILP, Independent Labour Party, socialism, socialists, women

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