Solidarity spoke to Henry Fowler, who stood as a Labour council candidate in Wandsworth, south London
Q.Why did you stand as a Labour councillor?
Labour may not run the country, but it does have control of a large amount of local authorities. I wanted to be a Labour councillor to offer an alternative to austerity and cuts, to defend local government.
Q. What did you hope to achieve?
I wanted to be part of a group of left councillors that opposed cuts to our services, build council houses, and stop academisation of our schools.