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From The Socialist newspaper, 10 May 2017

Sutton Coldfield socialist campaign stall

Campaigning in support of Jeremy Corbyn in Birmingham photo Birmingham Socialist Party, photo Birmingham Socialist Party

Campaigning in support of Jeremy Corbyn in Birmingham photo Birmingham Socialist Party, photo Birmingham Socialist Party   (Click to enlarge)

Clive Walder, Birmingham Central Socialist Party

Birmingham Central Socialist Party branch held its first ever campaign stall in the uncharted territory of 'Royal' Sutton Coldfield. We didn't quite know what response we would get in this area where Tory votes are usually weighed rather than counted.

Apart from a couple of hostile comments from obvious Tories it actually turned out to be one of the best stalls we've done for a long time. There was a genuine desire on the part of the public to engage with us.

Many people were worried about the future of the NHS and didn't trust Theresa May to save it. We also gave out leaflets supporting Jeremy Corbyn's socialist policies.

In all kinds of towns people are worried about what the Tories have done to their public services and socialist ideas can get a good echo.

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In The Socialist 10 May 2017:


What we think

Local election results must mean Corbyn campaign is stepped up


Socialist Party news and analysis

Tories wrecking our NHS: kick them out!

Corbyn pledges freeze on 'STP' health cuts

Corbyn pledges council powers to take over academies

Tories forced to publish useless plans on toxic air

1,000 super-rich own 658 billion!

Corbyn promises to scrap hospital parking fees

Corbyn would limit TV junk food ads

What we saw


International socialist news and analysis

France: Macron won't solve economic & social crises


Local elections 2017

TUSC's anti-cuts message finds positive response

Liverpool city region mayor election - almost 8,000 votes for TUSC

Tories win West Midlands mayor - the complete failure of the Labour right

Labour hangs on in Wales despite cuts councillors

Doncaster TUSC's campaigning against cuts goes on


Workplace news and analysis

Tube strike at London Bridge over unfair dismissal

After the Unite elections - now turn outwards

Workers fight back against race to the bottom!

Royal Mail walkout over suspension of union reps

Good debate and response at radiographers' union conference


Socialist readers' comments and reviews

US: women ice hockey players' strike threat wins living wage

Featured letter: disabled workers want our voices heard, not charity

Foreign aid corruption: capitalism to blame

Why I joined: raising the ideas of socialism

Theatre review: Fracked! Political satire skewers frackers

The Socialist inbox


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Campaign launch: "rip-off bosses and greedy bankers - enough is enough!"

Overflowing Corbyn rally in Leicester

Hundreds rally for Corbyn in Leamington

One Housing tenants force housing association back

Jobstown Not Guilty trial round-up

Yorkshire meeting in solidarity with the #JobstownNotGuilty campaign

Socialists tell free marketeers

Packed Socialist Party meeting discusses the general election

Sutton Coldfield socialist campaign stall


 

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