Salvinder Dhillon has stood for Respect in Ealing Southall and Southall Green in west London, coming second to Labour in last year’s local elections. He is a Respect candidate for the London assembly.
Salvinder, a Respect national council member, told Socialist Worker, “It is important that we are not just building an electoral organisation but a pro-working class movement challenging the anti-union laws and privatisation.
“I believe the present crisis is aimed at dividing Respect so that aspect becomes weaker. You can’t split that objective from that of opposing war and protecting civil liberties. We must do both.”