Definition of Independent Labour Party in English:

Share this entry

Independent Labour Party

Entry from British & World English dictionary

(abbreviation ILP)
A British socialist political party formed in 1893 under the leadership of Keir Hardie. It was instrumental in the formation of the Labour Party in 1906, but tension between the two parties grew in the 1930s over the questions of pacifism and support for communism, and by the early 1950s the Independent Labour Party had lost all its parliamentary representation.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: In|de¦pend|ent La¦bour Party

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.