Leeds Socialist Party held a successful election launch meeting with Coventry Socialist councillor Rob Windsor speaking. This was a joint launch meeting with the Alliance for Green Socialism (AGS), for whom Garth Frankland, an ex-councillor, spoke.
Dave Jones, Leeds Socialist Party
Members from both organisations discussed the practicalities of building in local communities, whilst aiming to build a new mass workers’ party. Rob’s invaluable contribution discussed how Coventry’s socialist councillors worked in the council chamber and crucially, the importance of mobilising local communities to pressure the council.
This discussion on strategy and tactics, alongside the lessons of Liverpool, illuminated how we can build a mass movement in the city. It fell on fertile ground with AGS members, who have a realistic chance of getting Garth elected this year.
The Socialist Party are standing Kevin Wilson in Beeston and Holbeck ward and Dave Jones in City and Hunslet ward. Garth Frankland is standing for the AGS in Chapel Allerton and they are contesting another seven wards and standing a slate in the European elections.