- Campaign for Socialism
The Campaign for Socialism (CfS) is a
left wingorganisation within the Scottish Labour Party. It was formed in the aftermath of the vote within the Labour Party to remove Clause IVfrom the party's constitution. Those in the CfS opposed the removal of this clause which committed the Labour Party to supporting the " common ownershipof the means of production", and despite their failure to stop it, those who had been involved in campaigning to do so in Scotlandfelt it was worthwhile to organise as a coherent organisation, hence CfS was born.
The CfS included figures such as
Alex Falconerand Alex Smith, who were both Labour MEPs, and they approached Vince Millswho published a left-leaning paper, entitled "The Citizen" with a view to making it the official publication of the CfS, to which he agreed.
The CfS are still active within the Labour Party and continue to publish "The Citizen".
Elaine Smith, a Labour Member of the Scottish Parliamentis a high-profile member of the organisation.
The CfS are running
John McDonnell's campaign for Labour leadership in Scotland.
* [http://www.thecitizen.org.uk/ The Citizen Website]
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