The original Labour Representation Committee was formed in 1900 to secure representation in Parliament for organized labour.
More than a century later, the LRC was re-established to once again secure a voice for our class within the Labour Party, the unions, and Parliament.
The task for today's LRC, founded in 2004, is to fight for power within the Labour Party and trade unions and to appeal to the tens of thousands who, during the Tony Blair years, turned away from our party in disillusion and despair.
In 2015, we succeeded in electing Jeremy Corbyn to his current position as Leader of the Labour Party. We have now regained much of our strength in the party at all levels, but much remains to be done. We must never forget that should we win a future election and form a government, we would be likely to encounter determined extra-pariamentary resistance from the Tories, the corporate mass media and the ruling establishment. Therefore we are calling upon all socialists, Labour Party and trade union members, constituency Labour parties and union branches to join our campaign, join or affiliate to the LRC and prepare for the battles to come.
The LRC is a democratic organisation committed to fighting for a socialist future:
We need a foreign policy based upon peace, justice and solidarity
Britain is a more unequal society than at any time since the Second World War. The LRC is fighting for a living wage, a decent state pension, council housing and public services run to meet our needs not sold off for private profit
All people are equal. We believe in fighting all forms of prejudice and discrimination
With global capitalism in control of the political agenda, there is an urgent need for a major shift of wealth and power in favour of ordinary people
The LRC was setup to fight for workers’ rights, civil liberties and political representation
With the planet on the brink of environmental catastrophe we need a green energy policy based on renewable resources and the development of public transport
This is an exciting time to join the LRC – we are continuing to grow rapidly as Labour supporters, trade unionists and other socialists look to develop a radical agenda around which the movement can unite in the face of the resurgent Tory threat
We have local LRC groups right across the country bringing together socialists and trade unionists to fight local campaigns.
Membership is open to both Labour Party and non-Labour Party members. However, you cannot be a member of a party that stands candidates against the Labour Party.