Camberwell and Peckham 2009/10

AWL 2010 election campaign in Camberwell and Peckham

In the 2010 general election, Alliance for Workers' Liberty activist Jill Mountford will be standing against New Labour Deputy leader Harriet Harman in the south London seat of Camberwell and Peckham.

We have already distributed thousands of leaflets (covering most of the constituency), held estate meetings, contacted union branches and talked to hundreds of people about the case for a working-class voice in politics and for socialism.

• For our policies and why we are standing see here.

Get involved!

• We are doing stalls, leafleting and canvassing every weekend. If you'd like to come and help, drop us an email at or ring 07796 690 874 or 020 7207 0706.

• Invite a speaker to your union branch, tenants' association or campaigning group.

• Make a donation. If you'd like to do so, get in touch.

More information about the campaign:

• We have a Facebook group: Support our socialist candidate in Camberwell and Peckham!

• Leaflets and bulletins from the campaign will appear here soon. For articles on the campaign from our newspaper Solidarity see below or here.

• Get in touch for more information: or 07796 690 874 or 020 7207 0706.

Where next after the elections? South London AWL meeting

13 May, 2010 - 21:15 - 23:00

Back room, White Horse pub, Peckham Rye (ten minutes from Peckham Rye station, overland from London Bridge and Victoria)


Meeting organised by South London Workers' Liberty


We still don't know who will form the next government, but whoever it is will attempt to make massive cuts and attacks on the working class. How can we stop them?

In an election where the far left did poorly and, despite the Labour defeat, big sections of the working class rallied to Labour, what's our analysis?

Can we support any of the coalitions on offer? Will battles inside the Labour Party play any role in building working-class resistance to the cuts?

Should socialists stand in the next set of elections, which may come soon?

The BNP did badly in the elections, but is still a threat. How do we beat the fascists?


Facebook group here


Analysis of our result in Camberwell and Peckham, and the election results more generally, here.

Camberwell and Peckham: union hustings feeds debate

Joe Flynn

The Croydon branch of the National Union of Teachers hosted a meeting for prospective parliamentary candidates on Wednesday 21 April. The speakers were sitting local MP, Andrew Pelling (Independent), and his Labour, Tory and Green challengers, a member of the Communist Party of Britain and Jill Mountford of the AWL.