LANCASHIRE Socialist Alliance is to stand a candidate in the forthcoming parliamentary by-election in Preston. The Labour Party last weekend narrowly voted against selecting Val Wise, the daughter of left wing former MP Audrey Wise, as its candidate. Instead it voted to select a Blairite former Euro MP. The Socialist Alliance candidate is local independent councillor Terry Cartwright.
A launch rally is planned at Preston Town Hall on Wednesday 1 November, 7pm. Socialist Alliance candidates stood in two council by-elections last week. East London Socialist Alliance candidate Paul Phillips won 7.5 percent of the vote in Stratford. And in the Southville ward in Bristol a Socialist Alliance candidate got 2 percent of the poll.
OVER 160 people attended an excellent launch rally of the Sheffield Socialist Alliance last week.
AROUND 25 people attended the launch meeting of the Bedfordshire Socialist Alliance in Luton.
SOME 160 people attended the first major public rally of the Greater Manchester Socialist Alliance on Monday night. Up and coming meetings include: BRADFORD SA: Thursday 2 November, 7.30pm, Priestley Arts and Resource Centre. MERSEYSIDE SA: Thursday 2 November, Masque Theatre, 90 Seel Street, Liverpool. Speakers include Dave Nellist and Mark Steel. BRENT AND HARROW LSA: Thursday 9 November, 7.30pm, Willesden Green Library.