New YCL Merseyside Branch founded

Saturday (11 June 2020) saw the foundation of a new YCL branch in Merseyside in another important step for the organisation in the North West of England.

Undaunted by the difficulties and restrictions posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, YCL branch comrades met via Zoom for the branch’s inaugural meeting.

The Merseyside comrades are one of many new branches founded in recent months and the step highlights the continuing progress being made in building the YCL not just in the North West, but across Britain.

Members of the new branch include students, young workers and trade unionists. The comrades will focus on building the presence of the YCL in the area and developing the political campaigning work of the organisation.

The YCL’s General Secretary, Johnnie Hunter, attended the foundation meeting as the fraternal delegate from the YCL’s Executive Committee. He noted, “the long and proud working class and communist history in the area.”

It seems like the new Merseyside Branch might not have the title of youngest branch in the country for long though. The YCL’s North West Organiser, James Masterson, hinted that more new branches will be launching in the region in the very near future …

If you are interested in getting involved in the YCL in Merseyside (or further afield!) contact or go to

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