Local Respect groups across England are currently in the process of selecting their council candidates for the council elections set to be held on 4 May.
Respect members in Newham, east London, have been selecting its candidates. Neighbouring Tower Hamlets completed the bulk of its selection last week.
The slate was put to a meeting open to all Tower Hamlets members on Wednesday of last week.
There was a lengthy debate at the meeting over the details of the slate, though people agreed it should overall be as mixed – in terms of gender, ethnicity and age – as possible.
Tower Hamlets Respect plans to put the finishing touches to the slate this week before a formal press launch at Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green, on Wednesday of this week.
About 70 people attended a meeting on Palestine last week organised by Nottingham Respect and the Palestine Solidarity Campaign.
Thirty five people attended a Respect meeting on Palestine in Newport, South Wales, on Sunday.
Respect is planning a candidates’ training day to prepare for the council elections. It will be a chance to discuss campaign plans, and for those who have stood in elections before to share their experience with other candidates.
For details, phone Respect on 0870 850 1978.