The Alliance for Workers’ Liberty plans to stand against the Labour Party’s deputy leader, Harriet Harman, in the next general election. Harman is MP for the working-class constituency of Camberwell and Peckham in south east London.
Socialist Green Unity Coalition
The Socialist Green Unity Coalition - with 39 candidates standing under our umbrella in the local government elections on 1 May - gives our full support to the teachers and lecturers striking on 24 April.
In the Hackney Central ward in London the AWL is fielding two "Socialist Unity" candidates on 4 May. Janine Booth is chair of the local Aspland and Marcon Estate Tenants’ and Residents’ Association. Charlie MacDonald works in the Jobcentre the ward.
Joint Policy declaration for the May 2006 local elections
IN THIS YEAR’S council elections a joint campaign is being mounted by several left parties and some independent socialists, to put forward an alternative to the right-wing policies of privatisation, contracting out and cuts offered by New Labour, the Tories, and the Liberal Democrats alike.
The Socialist Green Unity Coalition - an alliance including the Alliance for Green Socialism, the Alliance for Workers' Liberty, the Socialist Alliance, and the Socialist Party — has decided on a joint campaign about pensions, with leafletting, street stalls, petitioning, and public meetings.
This is the text of the basic leaflet for the campaign.
In the run-up to the 2005 election, AWL formed an alliance — the Socialist Green Unity Coalition — with the Socialist Party, the Alliance for Green Socialism, the remnants of the Socialist Alliance, and the Socialist Unity Network.
The Alliance for Workers’ Liberty met with representatives of the Socialist Party, the Alliance for Green Socialism, and the Socialist Alliance (Provisional) for a Socialist Green Unity Coalition committee meeting on 2 October.
Pete Radcliff, an AWL member, stood in Nottingham East under the banner of Socialist Unity. He got 373 votes, or 1.2% of the poll, about a third of his score in 2001. He writes about the lessons of the campaign
All comment on new possibilities after the election is mere wistfulness unless we also register just how bad the election was, and just how badly the left did.
All the left and Respect candidates' results in the 5 May 2005 General Election can be found on the Socialist Unity Network website.