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Abbreviations used in the 'Open Turn' debate


Editors note: While under threat of expulsion from the Labour Party, these documents used the following conventions:

NEB – National editorial Board - was the annually elected National Committee of the Militant.

EB – the Editorial Board – was the Executive Committee elected by the National Committee. (In some other documents referred to as the EC)

LYO – Labour’s Youth Organisation – Labour Party Young Socialists

EG – Ted Grant

RS – Rob Sewell

AW – Alan Woods

PT – Peter Taaffe

DC – Dave Cotterill

FC – Francis Curran

BI – Brian Ingham

FT - Full time worker for the Militant

TG – Ted Grant

Other common abbreviations

CLP: Constituency Labour Party – The governing body in each constituency

Healy: Leader of the Socialist Labour League, which became the Workers Revolutionary Party

Healyites: see Healy above

LYO: Labour Youth Organsiation, usually refers to the Labour Party Young Socialists (LPYS)

NCC: National Constitutional Committee – the Labour Party body that carried out expulsions

NEC: National Executive Committee of the Labour Party

RCP: Revolutionary Communist Party – precursor to the Militant

SNP: Scottish National Party

SLL – See Healy above


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