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Grassroots Black Left (GBL) had its well attended inaugural meeting in Nottingham, in September 2017. 

In March, the following year, GBL was formally launched at the House of Commons, with MPs Clive Lewis, Naz Shah, Mohammad Yasin and Chris Williamson, as well as speakers from the Indian Workers Association (Leicestershire), Africans for Jeremy Corbyn's Values and the Justice for Grenfell Campaign.

GBL is a broad-based, national movement of socialist Africans, Caribbeans and other people who face discrimination on the basis of their colour, who critically support the progressive politics of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

We hope you will join us.

Our launch


Parliamentary launch of Grassroots Black Left (GBL).

More than a hundred people from  around the country crammed into a House of Commons committee room named  after former Labour prime minister Harold Wilson for the parliamentary  launch of Grassroots Black Left (GBL).

They were  Sikhs, Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Jews, people of no faith, Africans,  Caribbeans, Asians, other people of colour, and their white allies.

Labour  treasury team frontbencher Clive Lewis, the ex-shadow defence  secretary, was among four MPs who spoke, including Chris Williamson, the  politician voted 2017 overall best Labour MP by a popular left-wing website.