Sunday, April 30, 2006

Local government elections

Andy Newman - who won 208 votes as the Socialist Unity candidate in Swindon North at the 2005 general election - offers a worthwhile analysis of the prospects for the left in the local government elections on Thursday:

'The three challenges for us are to somehow connect with the Labour Party’s electoral base, which is broadly to the left of the Labour Party itself; to create a natural pole of attraction for activists; and to create a credible vehicle to provide political representation for the trade unions.

'What is more, we have to be able to do this while still maintaining a creative dialogue with activists still in the Labour party.'

There's a full list of leftwing and Respect candidates here, courtesy of Socialist Unity Network.

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