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Respect groups meet to chose council candidates

Issue No. 1987

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.

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Sat 11 Feb 2006, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1987
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