PAUL FOOT, the Socialist Alliance candidate for mayor of Hackney, was one of the speakers at the borough's 200-strong anti-war meeting last week. The campaign continues to gather pace, and this week stepped up another gear with the start of the mass delivery of an eight-page newspaper to every Hackney household.
It includes articles by John Pilger, Michael Rosen, Liz Davies, and local campaigners. Paul's pledge to be an 'investigative and campaigning' mayor is winning support whenever he speaks. It becomes clearer every day that people also welcome an opportunity to register total opposition to an attack on Iraq by voting for Paul.
There are eight candidates in the election (Socialist Alliance, Labour, Tory, Lib Dem, two independents, Hackney First and Green). The Socialist Alliance is appealing for as many people as possible to help with the campaign. The voting, by postal ballot, begins next weekend (5 October), and all ballot papers have to be in by 17 October.
To get involved phone 020 8525 6616. Election rally, Monday 14 October, 7.30pm, Bullion Room (behind Hackney Empire), with Mark Serwotka, Gary Younge and others.