Socialist Party, formerly Militant

SOCIALIST PARTY

Thursday, July 18, 2024

Events and meetings


For more info contact:

  • Socialist Party, PO Box 1398, Enfield EN1 9GT
  • Text: 07761 818206 with your name and postcode
  • Phone: 020 8988 8777; Email: [email protected]


Socialist Party branches

The Socialist Party has regular branch and public meetings in towns and cities across the country. See the list of areas below.

If you would like to participate, please use the contact details given in the list to ask for details of the next meeting or activity, or just turn up to a public meeting when you see one listed in your area.

If your area isn’t listed then still get in touch. There may be Socialist Party members nearby or you can be the start of a new group.


London

Regional secretary: Helen, tel 020 8988 8786, email [email protected]

Camden & Haringey: Wednesdays, 7.30pm, for details talk to Helen on 07540189052

General Election public meeting:
Tories (nearly) Out! Working-class struggle for socialism needed
Wednesday 26 June, 7:30pm
Palmers Green reform church, Corner of Fox Lane & Burford Gardens, N13 4AL
Speakers include:
* Karl Vidol, Trade Unionist and Socialist Candidate for Southgate and Wood Green
* Helen Pattison, Socialist Party Executive Committee
* Joe Garwood, Young Socialists

Croydon: Tuesdays 7:30pm, Phoenix Community Centre, 66 Westow Street, London, SE19 3AF

How can we stop the climate catastrophe? Tuesday 11 June, 7:30pm, Phoenix Community Centre, 66 Westow Street, London, SE19 3AF

General Election public meeting:
Tories (nearly) Out! Working-class struggle for socialism needed
Wednesday 3 July, 7:30pm
Matthew’s Yard Café, Unit 1, 6 Scarbrook Road, CR0 1UH

Newham and East London: Mondays, 7:30pm, Sylvia’s Corner, 95 Aldworth Road, E15 4DN. Contact James on 07858 179 780 for more info.

General Election public meeting:
Tories (nearly) Out! Working-class struggle for socialism needed
Monday 1 July, 7:30pm
Winsor House, Brewers Fayre, 1 Woolwich Manor Way, Beckton, E6 5NT

Enfield & Lea Valley: Wednesdays, 7.30pm. Contact Sarah on 07958 032 071 for info.

The fight for £15/hour and workers’ rights Wednesday 5 June, 7:30pm, meeting in Edmonton Green, contact Sarah for venue info: 07958 032071
Can the Greens be a voice for the working class? Tuesday 11 June, 7:30pm, meeting in Edmonton Green, contact Sarah for venue info: 07958 032071
Why socialists call for nationalisation – and prepare to fight for it under Starmer Wednesday 19 June, 7:30pm, meeting in Edmonton Green, contact Sarah for venue info: 07958 032071
Eve of election day social Wednesday 3 July, 7:30pm, meeting in Edmonton Green, contact Sarah for venue info: 07958 032071

General Election public meeting:
Tories (nearly) Out! Working-class struggle for socialism needed
Wednesday 26 June, 7pm
Palmers Green United reform Church, N13 4Al

Hackney & Islington: Wednesdays, 7.30pm, at Cafe Z Bar, 58 Stoke Newington High Street, London N16 7PB. For info contact Brian on 07428 778 286

Britain’s crumbling public services – council cuts and nationalisation Wednesday 5 June, 7:30pm, Cafe Z Bar, 58 Stoke Newington, High Street, N16 7PB
End the slaughter in Gaza Wednesday 12 June, 7:30pm, Cafe Z Bar, 58 Stoke Newington, High Street, N16 7PB
London’s housing crisis Wednesday 19 June, 7:30pm, Cafe Z Bar, 58 Stoke Newington, High Street, N16 7PB
What will a Labour government mean for the environment? Wednesday 26 June, 7:30pm, Cafe Z Bar, 58 Stoke Newington, High Street, N16 7PB
Polling day eve: Tories (nearly) Out! Working-class struggle for socialism Wednesday 3 July, 7:30pm, Cafe Z Bar, 58 Stoke Newington, High Street, N16 7PB

Hillingdon: Fortnightly on Wednesdays, 7:30pm. Contact Steve on 07804 280 034

General Election public meeting
Vote socialist! Tories (nearly) out but Starmer’s Labour doesn’t stand for us
Monday 1 July, 7:30pm
Quaker Meeting House, 150 York Rd, UB8 1QW

South East London: Wednesdays at 7.30pm, in New Cross. For more info contact Andy on 07813 621 383

General election: the need for a working-class voice and perspectives for London Monday 3 April, the Royal Albert pub, 460 New Cross Road, SE14 6TJ
Can the Greens be a voice for the working class? Monday 17 April, the Royal Albert pub, 460 New Cross Road, SE14 6TJ

South West London: Thursdays, 7.30pm, in Vauxhall, London SW4. Contact Berkay on 07780 449 141

How radical are the green party? Thursday 20 June, 7:30pm, Bonnington Centre, 11 Vauxhall Grove, Vauxhall

Tower Hamlets: Tuesdays, 7.30pm in Bethnal Green. Contact James on 07858 179 780 for more info.

Public meeting – Tories on their way out, a Working Class Struggle for Socialism Tuesday 18 June, 7:30pm, United Voices of the World, 144 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green E1 5QJ
A focus on the crisis of housing Tuesday 25 June, 7:30pm, United Voices of the World, 144 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green E1 5QJ
How tories are weaponising trans rights in their campaign Tuesday 2 July, 7:30pm, United Voices of the World, 144 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green E1 5QJ

Waltham Forest: Thursdays, 7pm, in London E17. For info: 0795 803 2071

General Election public meeting:
Tories out! But Starmer’s Labour doesn’t stand for us – Vote socialist, fight for a working-class alternative
Thursday 27 June, 7pm
William Morris Community Centre 6-8 Greenleaf Road, E17 6QQ

Stop the slaughter in Gaza! Working-class struggle, national liberation and the general election Thursday 13 June, 7pm, Bakers Arms, Contact Martin on 07813 501 648
Why we need a socialist alternative: New Labour and the Greens’ let-downs in office Thursday 20 June, 7pm, Bakers Arms, Contact Martin on 07813 501 648
After the election: how can the working class fight for its interests? Thursday 11 July, 7pm, Bakers Arms, Contact Martin on 07813 501 648

West London: Thursdays, 7.30pm, in Acton, London W3. Contact Helen on 020 8988 8786 for details.

Perspectives for London 6 June, 7:30pm, West London Trade Union Club (upstairs), 33-35 High St (Acton), London W3 6ND
Fighting with a United Front in campaigns and the unions 13 June, 7:30pm, West London Trade Union Club (upstairs), 33-35 High St (Acton), London W3 6ND
Fighting racism – reparations or revolution? 20 June, 7:30pm, West London Trade Union Club (upstairs), 33-35 High St (Acton), London W3 6ND


East Midlands

Regional secretary: Steve, tel 0773 797 8057, email [email protected]

Chesterfield: Tuesdays, 7pm. Contact 07487 578 804 or [email protected]

Leicester: Tuesdays, 7pm. Usually at the Secular Hall Humberstone Gate Leicester LE1 1WB, but to confirm contact Heather on 0771 535 7609, email: [email protected]

Lincoln: Contact 0773 797 8057 for details

Mansfield: Wednesdays, 7.30 pm. Contact Seamus on 07866 988 786 for details

Northampton: Thursdays, 7.30pm. Usually at the Garibaldi Hotel, Northampton NN1 3DX but contact Josh on 07958 391 414 to confirm

Nottingham: Mondays, 7pm. For details contact Gary on 07505 135 807


West Midlands

Regional secretary: Dave, tel 02476 555 620, email [email protected]

Joint Birmingham meeting:
Why do we call for a new working class party? Monday 10 June, 7pm, Top floor, the Wellington, Bennetts Hill, B2 5SN

Birmingham North: Thursdays, 7pm. For info email [email protected] or call/text Kris on 07554 911751

Birmingham Central: Mondays, 7pm. For info email [email protected] or call/text Nick on 0797 449 3525

Birmingham South: Wednesdays, 7:30pm. For info email [email protected]

Bromsgrove: Thursdays 7pm. Contact Nick on 0797 449 3525

Coventry: Tuesdays, 7.30pm, for info email [email protected] or contact Adam on 07477 446 868

Stop the cuts! Stop the war on Gaza! Vote socialist in Radford Tuesday 18 June, 7pm Radford Community Centre, Jubilee, Cresc, CV6 3EX
Tories out! Vote socialist, because Starmer’s Labour won’t fight for us Monday 1 July 7pm Methodist Central Hall, Coventry city centre, CV1 2HA

Nuneaton and Bedworth: Thursdays, 7:30pm. Contact Max on 07413 641 450

Stoke: Thursdays, 7:30pm. For more info call 0784 589 3607

Shropshire: Contact the regional secretary (details above) for info

Wolverhampton & Black Country: Tuesdays, 7pm, in Wolverhampton city centre. Email [email protected] or call/text Nick on 07974493525

Worcester: Mondays, 7pm. For details contact Glenn on 07312099157


Eastern

Regional secretary: Dave, tel 0796 202 1969, email [email protected]

Cambridgeshire: For info contact Dave on 0798 202 1969

Essex: Thursdays, 8pm. For info contact Chris on 07504 861 345 or [email protected]

Ipswich: For info contact [email protected] 0795 684 7479

Peterborough: For info contact: [email protected] 0775 656 3329

Stevenage: Mondays, 7:30pm. For info contact Mark on 07704 995 140

TUSC (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition – 100% anti-cuts 100% on the side of workers Tuesday 30 April, 7:30pm, Shephall Community Centre, Shephall Green, Stevenage SG2 9XR

Watford: Fridays at 6:30pm For info contact Mark on 07759 718 587 or email [email protected]

For parts of Herts & Essex, note any meetings listed above (in the London section) of Enfield & Lea Valley Socialist Party


North West

Contact: Oisin, tel +44 7842 656578

Lancashire: Fortnightly on a Thursday, 7:30pm, Preston city centre, contact Martin on 07946 445 488 for details.

Merseyside: Tuesdays, 7.30pm, in Liverpool L1. Contact Oisin on 07842 656578 for more info.

Climate and capitalism Tuesday 14 May, 7:30pm, Ye Cracke, 13 Rice St, Liverpool L1 9BB
Stop the cuts! Stop the war on Gaza! A socialist alternative is needed at the general election Tuesday 28 May, 7:30pm, Ye Cracke, 13 Rice St, Liverpool L1 9BB

Manchester & Salford: Fortnightly on a Monday at 7.30pm, in Salford M3. Call/text 07976 807 722 for info.

Chester and West Cheshire: Regular meetings in Chester CH1. Call/text Kenny on 07747 631 325 for more info.


Northern

Regional secretary: Elaine, tel 0784 114 4890, email [email protected]

Carlisle: Mondays, 7pm, South End Club, St. Nicholas Street, CA1 2EF

Newcastle: Thursdays, 7.30pm, contact the regional secretary for details

South Tyne & Wear: Contact the regional secretary for info

Teesside: For more info email: [email protected]


South West

Regional secretary: Tom, email [email protected], phone: 07986 951 527

Bristol North: Tuesdays, 7:30pm, in Gloucester Road, Bristol. Contact Amy on 07775 983 982, [email protected] 

Bristol South: Thursdays, 7.30pm, in Bedminster, Bristol BS3. For info email: [email protected], tel 07847 678 518

Cornwall: Alternate Mondays, 7pm, on Zoom. Contact Ryan on 07519 690 679, [email protected]

Dorset: Contact Ali at [email protected]

Devon: Fortnightly on Thursdays, 7.30pm at the Maltings Taphouse, Newton Abbott. Contact Nick on 07710 811 755

Gloucestershire: Wednesdays at 7.30pm. Usually at The Trust Centre, Falkner St, Gloucester GL1 4SQ contact James on 07544 371 465 to confirm

Socialism and the struggle for LGBTQ+ rights, Wednesday 22 May, 7:30pm, The Trust Centre, Falkner Street, Gloucester

Plymouth: Mondays, 7pm, Leadworks, Rendle Street, Plymouth. Contact Duncan on 07414 219 997 to confirm

What the Socialist Party stands for Monday 3 June, 8pm, Leadworks, 170 Rendle Street, PL1 1TP
How to fix the housing crisis Monday 10 June, 8pm, Leadworks, 170 Rendle Street, PL1 1TP
Kick profit out of the NHS Monday 17 June, 8pm, Leadworks, 170 Rendle Street, PL1 1TP
Gaza Ceasefire: workers’ unity not war Monday 24 June, 8pm, Leadworks, 170 Rendle Street, PL1 1TP
What next? Organising under a Labour Government Monday 8 July, 8pm, Leadworks, 170 Rendle Street, PL1 1TP

Swindon: Mondays 7:30pm, usually at Central Community Centre, Emlyn Square, Swindon SN1 5BP, Contact Scott to confirm on 07429 828 064, [email protected]


Southern

Regional secretary: Nick, tel 07833 681 910, email [email protected]

Guildford: Wednesdays, 7.30pm. For details contact Reece on 07980 941 720

Portsmouth & IOW: Mondays, 7.30pm, for info contact Nick on 07584 356 087 or email [email protected]

Can the Greens be a voice for the working class? Tuesday 11 June 7:30pm,3rd Space Student Unions, University of Portsmouth, Unit 4 Cambridge Road, Portsmouth PO1 2EF

Southampton: Thursdays, 7.30pm. For info contact Maggie on 07773 343539

Decent jobs and services for all: Where does the money come from? Thursday 16 May, 7:30pm, Room 1101, Parkes Building at Avenue Campus of the University of Southampton, Highfield Rd, SO17 1BF

Brighton: Mondays, 7pm. Usually at Community Base, 113 Queens Road, BN1 3XG contact David to confirm on 07985 900 753

Kent: Fortnightly Wednesdays 7.30pm. Contact Eric on 07463 860466

West Sussex: Tuesdays, 2pm. Contact Sarah on 07765 827610

Aylesbury: Mondays 7:30pm, contact Steve on 07789 915221 for details.

Oxford: Every Thursday 7pm The Venue, Barns Road, OX4 3RQ. To confirm contact Rae on 07769 308 434

When striking together shook British capitalism: the winter of discontent Thursday 20 June, 7:30pm, The Venue, 2428 Barns Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX4 3RQ
How would workers run society? Thursday 27 June, 7:30pm, The Venue, 2428 Barns Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX4 3RQ
Public meeting: Tories out! But Starmer’s Labour doesn’t stand for us. Who should workers vote for? Thursday 2 July, 7:30pm, The Venue, 2428 Barns Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX4 3RQ

Reading: Mondays, 7.30pm, in Reading RG1. For info contact Neil on 0779 234 9246.

What is the Socialist Solution to the Housing Crisis? 7:30pm Monday 24 June, Reading International Solidarity Centre, RISC, RG1 4PS, London Street, Reading
Public meeting: Tories out! But Starmer’s Labour doesn’t stand for us. Who should workers vote for? 7:30pm Tuesday 2 July, Reading International Solidarity Centre, RISC, RG1 4PS, London Street, Reading

Staines & Surrey: Contact Paul on 07834 468135


Wales

Socialist Party Wales secretary: Dave, tel 07935 391 947, email [email protected]

Caerphilly: Wednesdays Contact 0777 252 0192 or [email protected] for info.

Tories Cut And Run – General Election called! Wednesday 22 May, 7pm, Caerphilly Welfare Hall, Park Lane, Caerphilly CF83 1FN

Cardiff public meeting:
Launch of Cardiff’s socialist election campaign
Tuesday 4 June, 7pm
YMCA Plas, Shakespeare Street, Cardiff, CF24 3ES

Cardiff East: Thursdays, 7.30pm. Usually at Cathays Community Centre, 36-38 Cathays Terrace, Cardiff CF24 4HX Contact John to confirm on 07597 771627

What can end the slaughter in Gaza? Thursday 13 June, 7:30pm, Cathays Community Centre, 36-38 Cathays Terrace, Cardiff, CF24 4HX

Cardiff West: Tuesdays, 7:30pm. Usually at Cathays Community Centre, 36-38 Cathays Terrace, Cardiff CF24 4HX contact Joe to confirm at 07581 240 001 or [email protected]

What can end the slaughter in Gaza? Thursday 13 June, 7:30pm, Cathays Community Centre, 36-38 Cathays Terrace, Cardiff, CF24 4HX

Newport: Fortnightly Wednesdays 7pm. Contact Kevin on 07485 419177 for details

Transitional programme – winning support for socialism Wednesday 15 May, 7pm, Pen and Wig pub, Stow Hill, Newport, NP20 1JD

Rhondda Cynon Taff Tuesdays, 7pm, YMa Arts, Taff Street, CF37 4TS, for info contact 07772520192

Swansea & West Wales: Thursdays, 7:30pm. Contact Linda on 0788 590 5971 or via [email protected]


Yorkshire

Regional secretary: Iain, tel 0780 983 9793, email [email protected]

Grimsby: Mondays, 7:15pm. Usually at 5-6 Old Market Pl, Freshney Place, Grimsby DN31 1DT Contact Dave to confirm on 0781 137 7875

Hull: Mondays, 7.30pm. Meet in HU1 Contact info Matt 0793 091 6869

Leeds and West Yorkshire: Mondays, 7pm. Usually at The Adelphi, 1-3 Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JQ Contact Michael to confirm on 0771 751 0136

Why socialists call for nationalisation Monday 24 June, 7pm, the Adelphi, 1-3 Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JQ
Trade unions and the fight to defend and improve workers rights Monday 24 June, 7pm, the Adelphi, 1-3 Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JQ

Bradford
What the Socialist Party stands for, Tuesday 18 June, 7pm, The Jacob’s Well, Bradford, BD1 5RL

Sheffield North/West: Thursdays, 7pm. Usually at 57 Burton Street but confirm with Mick on 07380 139 142.

Sheffield South/East: Thursdays, 7.15pm. Usually at 173 Chesterfield Rd but confirm with Alex on 07847 373 002.

South Yorkshire: Wednesdays 7pm. Contact Angie on 07885 206 525 for info.

Wakefield & Pontefract: Tuesdays, 7.30pm, at the Polka Hop, Great George Street, Wakefield, WF1 1DL

How much of an alternative are the Greens? Tuesday 4 June, 7:30pm, Polka Hop, 60 George Street, Wakefield, WF1 1DL
Why socialists fight for nationalisation Tuesday 11 June, 7:30pm, Polka Hop, 60 George Street, Wakefield, WF1 1DL

York: First Wednesday of the month, 7pm. For info contact Ali on 07964 068 938

A socialist approach to the general election Wednesday 5 June, 7pm, Tang hall WMC, 25 Hull Road, York, YO10 3JL


For Scotland, go to: Socialist Party Scotland

Socialist Party Scotland Public Meeting
Tories Out, But Starmer and the SNP no alternative
Speakers:
Chris Sermanni Glasgow City Unison Branch Secretary (personal capacity)
Lynda McEwan Socialist Party Scotland National Committee
Tuesday 7 May 7pm, Strathclyde Students Union, Heart Room, 51 Richmond St, G1 1XU, Near Glasgow Queen St and High st stations,
Ring/ Text 07927342060 for more info

For Ireland North and Republic go to: Militant Left

For other countries, go to: Committee for a Workers International

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