We believe that there IS an alternative to wars, cuts, privatisation, environmental destruction. We believe that the current UK election system does not allow our views to become represented – a truly democratic society requires participation and involvement at all levels and that the next elections will inevitably not lead to major change.
However, we do believe that there are candidates of the left, across several political organisations, who should be supported by everyone who agrees that there is an alternative to Brown, Cameron or Clegg. And in the interests of unity we call for left candidates to avoid clashing in the same seats.
We will therefore support the following for example (and there may well be many more), who strongly demonstrate practical representation of the left in its widest sense:
Caroline Lucas (Green, Brighton)
Dai Davies (independent, Blaenau Gwent)
George Galloway and Abjol Miah (Respect), John McDonnell and Jeremy Corbyn (Labour) (in London);
Dave Nellist (Socialist Party, Coventry);
Salma Yaqoob (Respect, Birmingham)
Gayle O’Donovan, Kay Phillips (in Manchester; Green and Respect respectively);
Peter Cranie (Green, Liverpool);
Val Wise (independent, Preston).
Nick Bird (Lowestoft)
Duncan Chapel (NUJ)
Andrew Collingwood (Green Party)
Sam Feeney (Unison)
Alf Filer (Harrow UAF)
Ed Fredenburgh (Socialist Resistance)
Gregor Gall (University of Hertfordshire)
Tony Greenstein (Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods & Secretary Brighton Unemployed Centre)
Stephen Hall (Wigan, Leigh & Makerfield People’s Alliance)
Solomon Hughes (Morning Star writer)
Chris Hyland (Green Party)
Jim Jackson (Wakefield)
Aaron Kiely (Kent Uni.)
Nick Long (Lewisham)
Liam Mac Uaid (Editor, Socialist Resistance)
Jim Monaghan (Open University)
Kay Phillips (Respect National Chair, PPC Blackey & Broughton)
Andy Richards (Brighton Unison and Respect NC)
Neil Scott (Scottish Socialist Party)
Clive Searle (Respect National Secretary)
Alan F Stevenson
Steve West (RMT, Manchester)
Leanne Wood AM/AC (Plaid Cymru)
and more than 250 others (Updated on January 9).
Organisational affiliations are for identification purposes only.