Calling all members: Would you like to stand for an elected position in Left Unity?
Left Unity’s internal election process is beginning now and will be completed by the end of March. We need to elect our national officers and other members of the National Council, as well as the Disputes and Appeals Committees, Standing Orders Committee and the recently established Party Constitution Commission.
Since Left Unity’s last annual elections in March 2016, we have seen a dangerous turn to the right in world politics. Last summer’s vote for Brexit on the back of an anti-immigrant, xenophobic Leave campaign, and the election of right-wing demagogue Donald Trump in the United States, are both part of this development. So too is the advance of the far right across Europe with the election of Marine Le Pen as President of France a very real possibility.
Left Unity is at the forefront of opposition to these developments, a clear voice in support of freedom of movement, against racism and fighting for the rights of all, as May’s government pushes us down the disastrous road of a hard Brexit. Left Unity is a small party but its clear and principled politics and its hard-hitting analysis are crucial in helping to bring the movements and our communities together – both here and across Europe. Last month we have been welcomed into the European Left Party, to put our international solidarity into action – we are now part of a movement of many hundreds of thousands across the continent.
We thank you for your support for the positions taken by our party and hope you will consider standing for an elected position within Left Unity, to help take our political work forward.
Please check your email as we have written to all members inviting you to stand or to propose someone else to do so.
Internal election timeline is as follows.
Ballot papers will ordinarily go out by email. If you prefer to receive a ballot paper by post please let us know by midnight on 24 February 2017.
For enquiries about our internal elections, please email email@example.com
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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