Join Us

Join Britain’s largest and fastest growing revolutionary youth organisation!

  • Begin your education in organising for human liberation: Marxism-Leninism.

  • Join and organise campaigns, events and meetings across Britain.

  • Meet like-minded young people, socialise and have fun.

  • Together with other young Communists in Britain and around the world, build a better future for us all.

Our generation have only known austerity and deprivation, indignity and war, years of Tory rule and a right-wing media that whips up propaganda and discrimination in order to keep working people as divided and powerless as possible.

Our school system is crumbling. Further and higher education are becoming the preserve of the wealthy. Poverty pay, insecurity and precariousness are the reality for increasing numbers of the youth.

It is no wonder that mental health problems seem to be increasing exponentially among our generation. Hopelessness is bound to be the result when every aspect of our lives are filled with difficulty and doubt. Finding a decent job, a home to live in and building towards a fulfilling and meaningful future are impossible under this present system.

In the struggle for progress and Socialism, we each play our part in something bigger than ourselves, we play our part in the realisation of not only our dreams, but the dreams of our class and the whole of humanity.

We invite you to join us and play your part.

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Join us for as little as £1, £5, or £10 per month.

Our members attend branch meetings, educational sessions, get involved with campaigning, are able to stand in elections within our organisation, organise activities, and help us to decide upon the policies and priorities of the League.

Membership of the YCL is open to anyone between 12 and 29 years old who lives in Britain and agrees with our rules and policies, and demonstrates a clear understanding of our aims as Marxist-Leninists.


Before joining please make sure you read and agree with the following:

Our programme: Britain’s Road to Socialism

This explains the long-term context and strategy of the fight for working class power and Socialism in Britain. It will give you a clarity & confidence in what we are fighting for together.

(This is the latest 2020 edition, as published by the Communist Party).

Our Constitution

This explains our organisation’s rules, structure, and expectations of our members. This will give you a firm understanding of how the League works, and how democracy is upheld within it.

(51st Congress edition, August 2023).


50th Congress Political Resolution

This is a medium-term summary of our understanding, as a unified organisation, regarding a number of political issues and what we are going to collectively work towards. As agreed by our members at Congress every two years.

(Endorsed by the 50th Congress, August 2021).

As well as actively working through our Marxist-Leninist Back2Basics Guide & our Reading List, although each member will be invited to participate in YCL educational sessions throughout the year.

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If you have any unanswered questions about Marxism-Leninism, Socialism, Communism or other topics, you can also read further about them or learn more when you join.

Once you have done the above, please complete the form below with your details. Our Membership Team will receive this form, acknowledge receipt usually within two weeks and pass your details on to your closest YCL Branch or Organiser. The relevant Branch or Organiser will get in contact with you about becoming a member of the League and joining a local Branch, and will arrange an interview with you to speak to you about what we do and answer any questions you might have.

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By completing this form, you consent to this membership process and agree that upon becoming a member you will receive communications from the League and its structures.

In addition, you consent to this information being shared with the Communist Party of Britain where appropriate, such as where you have asked to join the Communist Party or a Communist Party Branch has expressed interest in building a separate YCL Branch.

You can opt out of these communications and decide not to join at any time. Please inform the Membership Team and the relevant Branch or Organiser about this.

The above form sends your details to the membership team. If there are technical issues or for privacy reasons you would prefer to contact the membership team directly, please email with your relevant details.

Are you based in Ireland or elsewhere outside of the British Isles?

Find your Communist Youth Organisation here.