The SDF was established by H. M. Hyndman as Britain's first
organised socialist political party. It had its first meeting on
June 7, 1881. Prominent members of the SDF were William Morris,
George Lansbury and Eleanor Marx; many other of its early leading
members had previously been active in the Manhood Suffrage League.
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Editors. "The Social Democratic Federation". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=13850, accessed 17 November 2017.]