Who we are

  • President: John McDonnell
  • Chair: Matt Wrack
  • Vice Chair: Suzanne Gannon  
                         Charlotte Austin  
  • Political Secretary: Mick Brooks
  • Administrative Manager: Pete Firmin
  • Treasurer: Alison McGarry
  • Membership Secretary: Keith Henderson
  • Web Manager: Norrette Moore

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.

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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.

“What if there is a run on the pound? What happens if there is this concept of capital flight? I don’t think there will be, but you never know... People want to know we are ready and they want to know we have got a response to everything that could happen.”
— John McDonnell