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The Socialist 23 September 2015 |
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Socialism back on the agenda in Wolverhampton
Jarrad Williams, Wolves Socialist Party
Wolverhampton and Black Country Socialist Party held its first public rally in many years on 17 September after 12 months of building in the area.
With growing interest around socialist ideas and fighting austerity developing during Jeremy Corbyn's leadership victory we spent the last month leafleting shopping centres, colleges and local estates. 31 people came - many of them new, young, and enthused about the fight to make the ideas Corbyn has raised a reality.
Hannah Sell, deputy general secretary of the Socialist Party, spoke highlighting the need for a mass, mobilised, working class party that can provide the change necessary.
And with Corbyn's campaign putting socialism back on the political agenda, there is no better time to capture the interest shown in socialism than right now. Up and down the country these political meetings are essential in maintaining that momentum.
This was a fantastic landmark for the branch and we are continuing to re-establish the Socialist Party as key force in the Wolverhampton and Black Country area.