Not just London
Across the country-not just in London-Socialist Worker sellers have been out building support for both Ken Livingstone’s campaign for London mayor and the London Socialist Alliance candidates for the Greater London Authority. An excellent 40 papers were sold in Lowestoft on Saturday with 25 collected for the left challenge in London, in Southampton 48 papers were sold with 30 collected and 160 papers were sold in Manchester’s Market Street with 70 collected. On Thursday evening 20 papers were sold at Clydebank shopping centre. Socialist Worker sales in London included 62 in Holloway, 51 at the Angel, 50 in Wood Green, 44 in Woolwich, and 28 in Bromley with 28 collected.
Workplace sales last week included 19 at Riverside House council office in Greenwich, 13 at both the London Fire Brigade’s headquarters where 57 was collected, and at the PTA at Ford Dagenham, 12 at Bolton Town Hall, 10 at De La Rue printers in High Wycombe, 9 at Glacier Metals in Glasgow and at Homerton School in Hackney where 12 was collected, and 7 at Newham General Hospital. 13 papers were sold on the lecturers’ picket line at Glasgow Caledonian University where 30 was collected.
17 people joined the SWP at Socialism in Wales; 8 on the lobby of the Scottish Labour Party conference; 5 at Bradford & Ilkley College and 5 in Bradford itself; 2 in Crewe, Birmingham and at the CWU special conference; 1 in Scarborough, Bromley, Woolwich, Manchester, Stockport, Bristol and Brunel University.
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