Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/974/26593

From The Socialist newspaper, 6 December 2017

Liverpool John Moores Uni landslide for Socialist Students

Socialist Students contingent on 15 November free education demo in London, photo Mary Finch, photo Mary Finch

Socialist Students contingent on 15 November free education demo in London, photo Mary Finch, photo Mary Finch   (Click to enlarge)

LJMU Socialist Students

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) Socialist Students member David Hitchmough topped the poll for National Union of Students (NUS) conference delegates, winning 121 first preference votes ahead of two-dozen other candidates.

David says: "It's fantastic to be elected as NUS delegate for the second time! To achieve the highest number of votes this year, a year which has seen the largest number of votes cast overall and 24 candidates running, is a big achievement and shows that students are connecting with socialism.

"We distributed hundreds of leaflets, put up dozens of posters, and were in this election as throughout the year, the only actively campaigning group on campus."

We had hoped the newly formed Labour Students society at LJMU would support David, as they portray themselves as Corbyn supporters.

We were willing to run a broader 'left' campaign alongside others, and when David proposed this to a meeting of Labour society members this was agreed.

However, a Blairite clique within the society then stood a candidate against us anyway, and when manifestos were published another two candidates also declared themselves to be Labour Party members. The left in the Labour society should draw the appropriate conclusions.

Our leaflet outlined our demands: "Education should be free. All students should receive grants which are sufficient to live on.

"Students should not suffer crippling debts! I stand for a democratic campaigning student union, which fights for all students.

"I stand for affordable rents for all students, including caps on what halls and landlords can charge.

"I support Jeremy Corbyn and I want to see him as prime minister. Elect me to support Jeremy Corbyn at NUS conference."

LJMU Socialist Students will continue to campaign on these policies, and step up our campaign stalls and recruitment.

Next term we will be taking initiatives in the run-up to NUS conference and the policies David will be putting forward.

We urge everyone who voted for David to get actively involved in the society and help us build a strong socialist force across the campuses.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 6 December 2017:


NHS

Glenfield victory shows people power can save our NHS

Tyneside walk-in closures postponed after rally


Socialist Party news and analysis

Nationalise rail now

End Tory war on poor

Rough sleeping crisis: make homes, not arrests

Royal wedding exposes them-and-us visa system

RBS to sack 1,000: nationalise the banks

Branson sues NHS: kick out the profiteers


Women

Fighting sexism, violence and capitalism - an international struggle


What we think

Corbyn's Labour can defeat Tories with socialist programme

Labour council Blairites deselected


Socialist Students

Demonstrations by uni students and staff greet Bath vice-chancellor resignation

Liverpool John Moores Uni landslide for Socialist Students

TUSC conference to debate 2018 elections

Plans to launch no-cuts campaign at Kirklees College

Coventry Socialist sales hit 1,000

Waltham Forest Universal Credit protest

Court maintains injunction against fracking protesters


Socialist readers' comments and reviews

Dramatic retelling of Grunwick strike hits all the right notes

Blairite horror and Labour's divisions graphically exposed

Comment: Socialism and truth about Zane

The Socialist Inbox


Workplace news and analysis

PCS Left Unity celebrates 40th anniversary at annual conference

Brutal rail privateer Abellio takes over Midlands rail services

School staff strike against privatisation

Driving examiners walkout hits first day of new test

BT pensions review - oppose the attacks on the pension schemes

Arriva bus strikers stand firm


International socialist news and analysis

Irish capitalist state: rotten to the core

Mobilise to stop bigoted billionaire Donald Trump's state visit to Britain

Trump's tax plan: Robin Hood in reverse


 

Home   |   The Socialist 6 December 2017   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   Audio  |   PDF  |   ebook






Related links:

Liverpool:

triangleLiverpool John Moores Socialist Students: International women's day - Women's Lives Matter

triangleLiverpool Socialist Party: International women's day - Women's Lives Matter

triangleLiverpool: 200 march to commemorate Robert Tressell

triangleVictory! Campaign reverses fire cuts

Students:

triangleYouth strike for the climate: "There's no planet B"

triangleStruggling unis account for bulk of unconditional offers - end education marketisation!

triangleEurope: school students strike against climate change

triangleSocialist Students LJMU victory

Socialist Students:

triangleNational Union of Students faces bankruptcy

triangleSocialist Students conference date set

triangleSocialist Students national conference

NUS:

triangleMobilise mass student fightback

triangleStudents unite and fight - free education now!

University:

triangleUniversity and College Union elections

Student:

triangleGermany: School student walkouts reject Coal Commission proposals

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

15/2/19

Climate change

Youth strike for the climate: "There's no planet B"

13/2/19

Turkey

'Spot' conference opposes authoritarianism in Turkey

13/2/19

Liverpool

Liverpool: 200 march to commemorate Robert Tressell

13/2/19

Nottingham

300 turn out for Corbyn in Nottingham marginal

13/2/19

Socialist Party

Why I joined: "why is their life so different from mine?"

13/2/19

Tamil Solidarity

Arrest Brigadier Fernando - defend the right to protest

13/2/19

Newham

Newham: women's refuge funds halved - Labour must use the 500m reserves

13/2/19

Southampton

Southampton: Labour plans 15m cuts - vote Socialist in Coxford by-election

13/2/19

Union

Workplace and union news in brief

13/2/19

Enfield

Enfield: striking against academisation - fighting for a no-cuts budget

13/2/19

Leicester

Leicester college workers refuse to accept cut in terms and conditions

13/2/19

Glasgow

Glasgow: nationalise the threatened 'Caley' railway depot

13/2/19

PCS

Fight for a socialist-led PCS - fight to win the national pay campaign

13/2/19

RMT

Heroic RMT guards beat back Northern rail in fight against dangerous driver-only operation

13/2/19

Birmingham

Victory to Birmingham bin workers

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0784 114 4890

North West 07769 611 320

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


February 2019

January 2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999