Camberwell and Peckham 2009/10

AWL 2010 election campaign in Camberwell and Peckham

In the 2010 general election, AWL member Jill Mountford will be standing against New Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman in the south London seat of 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.

The AWL, Labour and the Left: 

Where next after the elections? South London AWL meeting

Date: 

13 May, 2010 - 20:15 to 22:00

Location: 

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

Description: 

Meeting organised by South London Workers' Liberty

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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?

ALL WELCOME

Facebook group here

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Analysis of our result in Camberwell and Peckham, and the election results more generally, here.
www.workersliberty.org/story/2010/05/07/camberwell-and-peckham-what-we-achieved-election-and-what-we-failed-achieve

The AWL, Labour and the Left: 

Camberwell and Peckham: what we achieved in the election, and what we failed to achieve

Working-class socialists are as yet a small minority, Our ideas get a sympathetic hearing among wide circles of working-class people, but as yet it is a tentative, sceptical hearing.

Working-class socialists are as yet a small minority, Our ideas get a sympathetic hearing among wide circles of working-class people, but as yet it is a tentative, sceptical hearing.

It is a hearing made tentative and sceptical because of people's scepticism, shaped by successive setbacks, about the labour movement being able to mobilise to change society, and because of their disappointments about successive left-sounding political promises.

Publications: 

The AWL, Labour and the Left: 

Vote Jill Mountford in Camberwell and Peckham and send a message to the bankers and bosses: workers will fight back!

The Alliance for Workers’ Liberty is standing in this election to raise the banner for socialism — to give some positive shape to the revulsion that working-class people feel about the way capitalism functions.

We’re raising a set of ideas that oppose the idea that capitalism is the best humanity can do.

We’re out at weekends and in the evenings talking to people on estates and on the streets about ideas that will radically change their lives for the better.

A speech by Jill Mountford, Workers' Liberty candidate for Camberwell and Peckham at the General Election, to a hustings organised by the National Union of Teachers in Croydon, south London.

The AWL, Labour and the Left: 

Publications: 

Camberwell and Peckham: union hustings feeds debate

Author: 

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.

A report of an election hustings organised by Croydon NUT at which AWL parliamentary candidate Jill Mountford spoke.

Publications: 

The AWL, Labour and the Left: 

Camberwell and Peckham: housing, jobs and pay on people's minds in election

Author: 

Jill Mountford (AWL candidate in Peckham and Camberwell)

I met Paul while I was canvassing, and this is what he told me: “Even if you can’t beat the Labour machine in this constituency, well done for standing."

“It is a good job someone is raising these ideas. Socialist ideas are the only real alternative to capitalist ideas, the only real ideas that can create a better, more secure world for the majority of people. Labour have forgotten the working class even at election time. I hope people vote for you to make it known that they support the big ideas even if you can’t beat Labour this time round. Good luck.”

A report of the AWL's General Election campaign in Camberwell and Peckham.

Publications: 

The AWL, Labour and the Left: 

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