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From: Notebook, 17 May 2017: Brief articles and notes on the Socialist Party website

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Public meetings on the General Election

Tories Out!

Jeremy Corbyn can win with a bold, socialist anti-austerity programme!

Come along to one of the Socialist Party public meetings listed below (in date order) to discuss the General Election and the period after it.

  • How can the Tories be defeated?
  • How can Jeremy Corbyn's programme be promoted and his vote maximised?
  • What will happen after the election?
  • How do we fight for a socialist, internationalist and pro-worker Brexit?
  • What is a socialist programme, what kind of alternative would it be, how could it be brought about?


Wednesday 10th May 2017, 7.30pm
Methodist Central Hall, Coventry
  • Speaker: Hannah Sell

North London

Thursday 11th May 2017, 7.30pm
Oak and Pastor pub (upstairs room), 86 Junction Road, London N19 5QZ (near Archway tube)
  • Speaker: Sarah Wrack, editor of the Socialist


Monday 15th May 2017, 7.30pm
Friends Meeting House , Skinnergate, Darlington


Monday 15th May 2017, 7.30pm
The Wellington, Bennetts Hill, Birmingham B2 5SN


Wednesday 17th May 2017, 7.30pm
Venue to be confirmed


Wednesday 17 May 2017, 7.30pm
The Hub, 5A Thames St, Staines TW18 4SD

Hackney & Islington

Wednesday 17th May 2017, 7.30 pm
Café Z-Bar (side room), 58 Stoke Newington High Street, London N16

Greenwich & Bexley

Wednesday 17th May 2017, 7:45pm
Glyndon Community Centre, 75 Raglan Road, Plumstead, London SE18 7LB
  • Speaker: James Ivens, member of the Socialist's editorial team


Thursday 18 May 2017, 7.30pm
Oxford Town Hall, Oxford OX1 1BX


  • Rob Williams, NSSN national chair
  • Steve Bell, UNISON Health SGE (personal capacity)
  • Oxford Socialist Students member

Waltham Forest

Thursday 18th May 2017, 7.30pm
William Morris Community Centre, Greenleaf Road, London E17 6QQ


Thursday 18th May 2017, 7.30pm
Old George, 1 Old George Yard, Cloth Market, Newcastle NE1 1EZ
  • Speaker: Ken Douglas, Socialist Party executive committee

West London

Thursday 18th May 2017, 7.30pm
West London Trade Union club, 33-35 High Street, Acton, London W3 6ND


Thursday 18th May 2017, 7:30pm
Bonnington Centre, 11 Vauxhall Grove, London SW8 1TD
  • Speaker: James Ivens


Monday 22 May 2017, 7.30pm
Havelock Community Centre, 324 Fawcett Rd, Portsmouth PO4 0LQ


  • Chris Pickett, Portsmouth UNISON branch secretary (personal capacity)
  • Portsmouth Socialist Students member


Tuesday 23rd May 2017, 7.30pm
Casa bar, Hope Street, Liverpool
  • Speaker: Dave Nellist


Socialist Party PCS conference meeting

Tuesday 23rd May 2017
This meeting will take place at the end of the Tuesday sessions of the PCS Annual Delegates Conference, in Gresham room, Old Ship Hotel, Brighton.


  • Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party General Secretary
  • Terry Adams, former CPSA/PCS Official (a friend and comrade of John Macreadie who was a victim of Thatcher's state surveillance)

Chair: Janice Godrich, PCS President (personal capacity)


Thursday 25th May 2017, 7.30pm
Bloomsbury Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8EP
  • This meeting will launch the important new book 'From Militant to the Socialist Party'
  • The book's author, Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary, will be speaking at the meeting and signing copies of the book

Swansea/West Wales

Thursday May 25th 2017, 7.30pm
Dyfatty Community Centre, Chapel Street, Swansea SA1 1NB
  • Speaker - Dave Reid, Socialist Party National Committee


Saturday 27 May 2017, 1pm
The Stage Door, 78 West Marlands Rd, Southampton SO14 7FW


  • Declan Clune, Secretary STUC (personal capacity)
  • Dave Hunt, Fast Food Rights BFAWU organiser
  • Southampton Socialist Students member


Saturday 27th May 2017, 2.30pm
Secular Hall, 75 Humberstone Gate, Leicester, LE1 1WB


Tuesday 30th May 2017, 7.30pm
The Quad, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby DE1 3AS

Greater Manchester

Wednesday 31st May 2017, 7.00pm
Room 824, Maxwell building, University of Salford
  • Speaker: Judy Beishon


Wednesday 31st May 2017, 7.15pm
Stork hotel, 41 Price Street, Birkenhead, CH41 6JN

South-East London

  • Fighting for free education and votes at 16

Wednesday 31st May 2017, 7:30pm

Beormund Community Centre Ltd, 177 Abbey Street, London SE1 2AN (near Bermondsey tube station)
  • Speaker: Claire Laker-Mansfield, Socialist Students national organiser


Wednesday 31st May 2017, 7.30pm
Ladybrook Community Centre, Ladybrook Lane, Mansfield NG18 5JJ

Tower Hamlets

Thursday 1st June 2017, 7.30pm
Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green, London E2 6HG


Thursday 1st June 2017, 7.30pm
RVS centre, Charles Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 3JP


Sunday 4 June 2017, 2pm
RISC, 35-39 London St, Reading RG1 4PS
  • Speaker: Claire Laker-Mansfield, Socialist Party executive committee


Monday 5th June 2017, 7.15pm
O'Neills, 26 Great George St, LS1 3DL
  • Speakers include Hannah Sell, Socialist Party deputy general secretary

West Cheshire

Monday 5th June 2017, 7.30pm
The Golden Eagle, 18 Castle Street, Chester CH1 2DS


Tuesday 6th June 2017, 7.30pm
YHA, The Grain House, 14 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA


Thursday 8th June 2017, 7.15pm
Irish Centre, Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield HD1 5BB

And after the election... What happens next?

  • Labour victory - how do we ensure Corbyn's policies are implemented?
  • Tory victory - how do we organise to defeat austerity?


Tuesday 13th June 2017, 7.30pm
YHA, The Grain House, 14 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA
  • Speaker: Sarah Sachs-Eldridge, Socialist Party executive committee


Tuesday 13th June 2017, 7pm
Briton's Protection pub, 50 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester M1 5LE


Thursday 15th June 2017, 7pm
Quaker Meeting House, 189 St Georges Road, Preston, PR1 6NQ

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