Trade unionist Dan Carden selected in Liverpool Walton

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Unite staffer Dan Carden has been selected to replace Steve Rotheram as Labour’s candidate in Liverpool Walton, one of the party’s safest seats. Rotheram announced his intention to stand down as an MP after successfully winning the Liverpool Metropolitan Area Mayoral election on Friday. Seeing off competition from Liverpool City Mayor Joe Anderson and North […]

Large gains for Conservatives as UKIP and Labour suffer losses

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Counting of the local election results got underway last night, and as of 9am this morning, Labour had won 91 seats, the Conservatives 454, Lib Dems 103, and the Greens 10. UKIP has lost every single seat it previously held. All of Wales has been counted and declared so far, while counting in Scotland and much […]

Britain goes to the polls in local elections

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Just over seven million voters in 88 local authorities are going to the polls today, in an election where 4,581 council seats are up for grabs, in addition to the election of ‘metro mayors’ in Greater Manchester, Liverpool and the West Midlands. Tees Valley, the West of England, Cambridge and Peterborough also have the chance to […]

The Left needs to organise to win Labour’s internal elections this year

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“Force of conservatism” in the Labour Party will not be defeated until the left wakes up to the importance of structures, a former CWU General Secretary Billy Hayes told the Morning Star this week. Hayes is standing for election to Labour’s influential conference arrangements committee. He said the party’s policy-making structures should empower members and “not officialdom.” His comments […]

Left wins Labour’s Scottish Executive Committee elections

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The Labour Left in Scotland have won five of the eight places on the Scottish Executive Committee. The successful candidates were Lesley Brennan, Angela Feeney, Ann Henderson, Cara Hilton and Stephen Low. Commiserations to Robert Foster and Angela Moohan who missed out. Campaign for Socialism is an autonomous left faction formed in 1994, originally to defend Clause 4. […]

Nuttall registers ‘home address’ as Stoke house he had never visited

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Paul Nuttall, UKIP’s leader and candidate in the Stoke Central by-election faces serious questions over his eligibility as a candidate, after he revealed to Channel 4’s Michael Crick that he had signed his nomination papers using an address that he did not live in at the time. Candidates in parliamentary elections are required to sign […]

Trump exempts British citizens from “Muslim ban” after pressure from UK

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Donald Trump conceded ground to opposition last night by exempting British dual citizens from his Executive Order, dubbed by many as a ‘Muslim ban’, which prohibits any entry to the United States from seven majority-muslim countries, namely, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Libya. After Theresa May instructed Amber Rudd and Boris Johnson to lobby their US […]

Labour demands answers into Trident nuclear test ‘misfire’

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Labour are demanding a “full explanation” of why Theresa May four times dodged the question of whether or not she knew about a calamitous failure on a Trident missile test last summer, just months before the House of Commons met to debate the controversial programme’s renewal. Andrew Marr asked Theresa May, “did you know the misfire of the […]

Support the Left candidates for Conference Arrangements Committee and National Constitutional Committee!

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At the CLP meeting that elects your conference delegates, it is likely that nominations for candidates for Labour’s 2017 internal elections will also be considered. There are two elections this year where CLPs can nominate candidates. The following candidates support the Party leadership and are being backed by the Centre-left Grassroots Alliance and the Campaign […]

Campaign for Socialism candidates Scottish Executive Committee elections

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Campaign for Socialism is encouraging all members and supporters to back the below candidates in the upcoming Scottish Executive Committee election. Ballots will start arriving (mostly by email) from the start of January. To help in an individual’s campaign for the SEC, you can contact them directly on the email below.

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