Communist Party of Great Britain

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Communist Party of Great Britain

Parallel form(s) of name

  • CPGB

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

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Description area

Dates of existence



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.


United Kingdom

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Internal structures/genealogy

General context

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Control area

Authority record identifier


Institution identifier

GB 1847

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).


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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Julia Wylie, December 2016


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Maintenance notes

Communist Party of Great Britain. 2016. Wikipedia. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 5 December 2016].

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