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: 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Camberwell and Peckham: talking socialism on the doorsteps

Solidarity spoke to three people who have recently been out canvassing for Workers’ Liberty’s socialist election campaign in Camberwell and Peckham.

Jill Mountford is our election candidate:

An interview with three people who have recently been out canvassing for Workers’ Liberty’s socialist election campaign in Camberwell and Peckham.

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Leafleting for estate meeting and bank holiday drink, Friday 2 April

With only a month to go until the general election, Workers' Liberty's campaign for Jill Mountford in Camberwell and Peckham will be leafleting to build for a meeting on the Lettsom estate.

Activity for our election campaign on Friday 2 April.

The AWL, Labour and the Left: 

Socialist Campaign to Stop the Tories and Fascists anti-BNP leaflet

The Socialist Campaign to Stop the Tories and Fascists has produced a special leaflet for union branches and anti-racist and anti-fascist groups campaigning against the BNP.

The text of the leaflet is below.

You can download copyable versions (either colour or black and white) by clicking the attachments to this article, or order copies by emailing stopthetoriesandfascists@gmail.com

£20 for 1,000 leaflets; for smaller orders please inquire.

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The SCSTF has published a special leaflet for campaigning against the BNP.

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The left and the General Election: on Harman's doorstep

Jill Mountford, who is standing as a Workers’ Liberty candidate in Peckham and Camberwell, spoke to Solidarity about the politics behind her campaign.

What do you think of what is on offer politically from the mainstream parties in this election?

In policy terms there is very little for the working class — we have three main political parties, if you include the Lib Dems, all vying for the centre ground. But the working class is not in the centre ground, we’re firmly on one side of the class divide.

An interview with Jill Mountford, Workers’ Liberty candidate in Peckham and Camberwell in the upcoming General Election, about the politics behind her campaign.

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Stall, protest and canvassing: Camberwell and Peckham election campaign, 20-21 March

There is a full day of activity for Jill Mountford's socialist election campaign in Camberwell and Peckham this weekend. Come and help with at least some of it!

Activity for the Camberwell and Peckham election campaign, weekend of 20-21 March.

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