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.
Wed 22 March, 18.30
Meet the European Left Party in Manchester
Presented by Left Unity with speakers Heinz Bierbaum, Waltraud Fritz and Stephen Hall. An opportunity to build a radical left movement across Europe.
6.30 – 9pm at Home, 2 Tony Wilson Place, First Street, M15 4FM.
Thurs 23 March, 18.30
Meet the European Left Party in Leeds
Presented by Left Unity with speakers Heinz Bierbaum and Waltraud Fritz. An opportunity to build a radical left movement across Europe.
6.30-9pm at The Tetley, Hunslet Rd, LS10 1JQ
Sat 1 April, 11.00
Leeds March for the NHS
Marching to oppose cuts and to reject the STP’s, calling for an yearly 4% increase in funding, to end privatisation and ensure that good quality free health care is provided for all.
Stop Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain
Oppose Trump’s visit. He is a racist and a misogynist and a supporter of torture and a preacher of hate. Event by Public Reading Rooms.
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