Bruce Whitehead is standing as Left Unity candidate in the City of Edinburgh Council by-election for Leith Walk ward on 10 September.
Two seats are being contested under the STV system (a first in Scotland) after the resignations of two councillors (SNP and Green) to pursue parliamentary careers.
Bruce stood for Left Unity in Edinburgh North & Leith in May and despite many left voters backing the SNP, won 122 votes from a standing start. Bruce made a strong showing in hustings debates and was consistently effective in putting across the Left Unity manifesto as the only socialist party standing.
The Scottish Socialist Party is also standing a candidate for the two-seat constituency, and Left Unity has agreed a reciprocal understanding to ask its supporters to give their second preference vote to the SSP candidate Natalie Reid.
Left Unity is active in movements and campaigns across the left, working to create an alternative to the main political parties.
Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.
Saturday 23 September
Social Housing not social cleansing: Demonstrate!
Stop HDV: 12.00 noon. Assemble Tottenham Green, (nearest tube Seven Sisters).
Sunday 1 October
Tories Out Demonstration
12 noon to 4pm, Castlefield Bowl, Manchester
Organised by the People’s Assembly
Friday 10th to Saturday 11th November
Marseille Forum, France
A European-wide gathering of progressive forces in Marseille – trade unions, campaigns, parties, social movements – discussing the crisis we face and how to build a different Europe. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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