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Sutton Coldfield socialist campaign stall
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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