The Executive Committee (EC) is the collective leadership of the Party elected at Congress. The EC implements the policy and priorities decided at Congress, decides its own policies and initiatives on the basis of Congress decisions and the Party programme, guiding and directing the work of all Party organisations as necessary. It is responsible for all central resources and operations and for CP relations with other national and international bodies.
The EC elects the central officers of the Party, together with the Political Committee and Organisation Committee, to carry out work as directed.
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“Communists ... have no interests separate and apart from those of the proletariat as a whole...Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions.” K. Marx & F. Engels, Manifesto of the Communist Party (1848)
“A party is the vanguard of a class, and its duty is to lead the masses and not merely to reflect the average political level of the masses.” V.I. Lenin, Speech on the Agrarian Question (1917)
While the Communist Party does not have a monopoly on truth and wisdom, we have a particular, unique role to play in the labour movement today and in the ongoing struggle for socialism. The CP aims to provide political, ideological and strategic leadership for the working class on the basis of the Party's programme Britain's Road to Socialism. There we set out the characteristics of our party:
From its foundation in 1920, the Communist Party has demonstrated these characteristics. They have enabled it to act as the vanguard party of working class and popular struggle, playing a vital role in many of the biggest battles fought by the labour and progressive movements, generating class and socialist consciousness, showing the need to win state power and advance to socialism.
Learning lessons from these struggles is vital for winning victories in the future and achieving socialist revolution. The CP and its members play an essential role by helping to record, formulate and provide a 'collective memory' for the working class, promoting discussion of labour and people's history, and helping to develop class and political consciousness.