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Socialist Alliance Supporters

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Issue 1751

Socialist Alliance Supporters

HERE ARE just some of the former Labour members, trade unionists and others supporting the Socialist Alliance’s election campaign (all are in a personal capacity).

Ray Andrew Dulwich Labour Party activist for over 20 years; Paul Russell national executive NATFHE; Ricky Tomlinson actor, Jim in The Royle Family; Jason Travis president Oldham NUT; Lee Rock organiser London region PCS; Liz Davies former member Labour Party NEC; Alan Eldred secretary national broad left CWU; Delroy Lindo anti-racist campaigner; John Bryan former deputy leader Southwark council; Mark Serwotka general secretary PCS; Jill Dawn former leader Newark and Sherwood District Council; Pandit G Asian Dub Foundation; John Palmer writer, former Guardian journalist; Liz Lawrence national executive NATFHE; Christine Blower former president NUT; John Cunningham former chair Birmingham District Labour Party; John Leach national executive RMT; Gareth Peirce solicitor; Attila the Stockbroker comedian; Terry Calvert group secretary London region FBU, president Waltham Forest trades council; Niamet Ali rep Leeds Community and Health UNISON; Stef Harrison former Labour councillor Hemel Hempstead; Tina Downes vice-president NATFHE; John Owen national executive UNISON; Kofi Owusu international officer London Fire Authority UNISON; Raoul Perry Northamptonshire county councillor; Amarjit Singh branch executive CWU post; Geoff Abbott chair AG3 Newcastle University AUT; Ron Lindsell former Labour mayor Northampton; Dr Robert The Blow Monkeys; Jennie Twydell secretary London Region MSF; Neil Vernon convenor Birmingham UCATT; Imran Khan lawyer for Stephen Lawrence’s family; Andy Vipond president Ealing NUT; Harold Pinter playwright; Tony Reid former deputy leader Preston council; Ronan Bennett novelist, screenwriter; Yunus Bakhsh UNISON national executive; Dave Toomer former president NUJ; Clive Dixon branch chair 5/590 branch Jaguar Coventry TGWU; Marion Doherty chair Manchester housing shop stewards committee UNISON; Eileen Green former Labour councillor Newark; Suresh Grover National Civil Rights Movement; Julie Hesmondhalgh actor, Hayley in Coronation Street; Paddy Hill Birmingham Six, Miscarriages of Justice Organisation; Martin Donohue rep Edgware Road traincrew depot RMT; Tariq Ali writer, broadcaster; John Barr president London Region MSF; Terry Durrant former Labour councillor Walsall; Alf Filer former secretary Brent East Labour Party; Anne Freeman welfare officer Plymouth City UNISON; Fiona Gibson shop steward Chesterfield Royal Hospital UNISON; Tim Gopsill editor NUJ magazine the Journalist; John Fisher former regional official MSF; Zoe Hardy journalist; Janet Portman former Labour councillor Brimington; Sergio Requena Rueda senior rep Marconi Coventry MSF; Bea Belgrave black members officer Plymouth City UNISON; Jane Cox chair Plymouth College NATFHE; Jeremy Hardy columnist, comedian; Tommy Kerr-Morgan vice-chair Redcar FBU; Judy Kilburn chair Hull ACE NATFHE; Clive Kesterton former ward chair Erdington Labour Party; Linda Lennard former women’s officer Hornsey & Wood Green Labour Party; Andrew Parkes shop steward Dema Glass Chesterfield AEEU; Alex Parkinson rep Arnos Grove group of stations RMT; Gerard Ward former councillor Oxford City Council; Ken Loach film-maker; Rosemary Roe vice-chair Suffolk College NATFHE; John Astle former shop steward Dunlop GMB/ Apex; Roger Bannister national executive UNISON; Hugh MacGrillen former secretary London Region MSF; Diana Minns former Labour election agent Hornsey & Wood Green; Lord Stoddard of Swindon former Labour MP; Jack Sprung national secretary British Pensioners Trade Union Action Association; Carol Naughton national vice-chair CND; John Breedon shop steward BMW Cowley AEEU; Chris Blakey president Oxfordshire NUT; Jane Hackworth former Labour councillor Hammersmith; Terry Cartwright Preston councillor; Andrew Price national executive NATFHE; Roland Rance secretary Waltham Forest Trades Council; Karen Reardon branch secretary Greenwich GMB; Ken Coates former Labour MEP; Roger Lloyd-Pack actor, Trigger in Only Fools and Horses; Kate Ford president Hackney NUT; Val Picker former mayor Newark; Mick Portman former parish councillor Brimington; Tom Nixon convenor Newham council TGWU; Inbar Tamari London Regional Council NUT; Safina Siddique rep Newcastle City UNISON; James Simpkin vice-chair Newcastle Engineering MSF; Mick Skiggs chair Portsmouth RMT; Fran Street former secretary Chesterfield Labour Party; Stan Suddaby Hull Labour Party member since 1958; Claire Williams deputy convenor Northern Region UNISON; Nick Wrack barrister, editor Socialist Lawyer; Terry Burton secretary Haringey trades council; Tony Byrne vice-chair Bakerloo Line RMT; Mick Tosh branch secretary Portsmouth RMT; Andrew Coates branch secretary Ipswich Labour Party; Julia Armstrong MoC Sheffield Star, branch secretary South Yorkshire NUJ; Peter Rutherford branch secretary Siemens PTS Newcastle MSF; Sarah Sandford branch secretary 1/460 branch Ipswich TGWU; Ann Walder former Labour councillor Bristol; Peter Tatchell gay rights campaigner; Neale Williams group secretary London Region FBU; Jared Wood delegate London Transport Regional Council RMT; Dave Burnby former chair Hull North Labour Party; Mick Hawker branch committee Hallamshire Hospital MSF; Lynn Hay chair Oxford City UNISON; Harry Haystead shop steward Kitchin’s Engineering Chesterfield AEEU; John Pilger journalist; Mushtaq Arain trade union course coordinator Dunstable College; Pete Cooper president Lambeth trades council; Katrine Williams vice-president Cardiff Trades Council; Mike Marqusee former Labour Party ward and constituency officer, former editor Labour Briefing; Cliff Moore Labour Party election agent in Harlow in 1997; Scarlett Thomas novelist; Hilary Wainwright editor Red Pepper; Helen James chair Leeds and district revenue PCS; Chris Johnston senior rep Northern Spirit RMT; John Cunningham regional official Birmingham UCATT, former chair Birmingham District Labour Party; Ramon Corria assistant branch secretary BT CWU; Steve Cowan branch secretary Richmond UNISON; Alan Tweddell assistant secretary Newcastle CWU; Simon Sedgwick-Jell former Labour leader Cambridge City Council; Melanie McFadyean writer; Phil Turner FoC, branch chair South Yorkshire NUJ; Chris Lovibond former councillor Chertsey; Paul Foot campaigning journalist; Kay Devito convenor Greenwich UNISON; Mark Dolan treasurer N/NW London CWU; Linda Smith comedian; Lesley Mahmood former women’s officer Sefton UNISON; Margaret Manning chair branch 6/389 TGWU; Kathy Prendiville chair Telecom 120 branch Coventry MSF; Tony Reay area secretary DSS East London and Anglia PCS; Keith Mallinson former Labour councillor, currently independent councillor; Bill North secretary Brighton and district trades council; Rob Steen sports writer Guardian, Telegraph; Brenda Russell convenor Leeds UNISON; Tony Richardson shop steward BMW Cowley TGWU; Helen Towers national finance committeee NUS; Paul Turnbull senior steward Cambridge CWU; Mark Thomas comedian and campaigner; Tom Machell vice-president Sheffield Trades Council; Joan Twelves former Labour leader Lambeth council; Carol Coltman assistant branch secretary Wigan UNISON; Edna Greenwood chair Pendle trades council, former constituency education officer Cambridge Labour Party; Martin Simmons former ward secretary Dulwich Labour Party; Andy Stanton former Labour town councillor Newark, former secretary Newark Labour Party; Chris Claridge former Labour councillor Southwark; Charles Shaar Murray writer, broadcaster; Janice Fowler chair South Bank University UNISON; Tom Bartlett assistant branch secretary London Fire Authority UNISON; Paul Jones branch secretary Manchester BIFU; Mike Rosen children’s writer and educator; Peter Billington secretary Hyndburn Trades Council; Stella Moody executive Leeds NUT; Frances Moran MoC BPC Printing Ipswich GPMU; Paul Bettany actor; Saffron Burrows actor; David Kaye former ward secretary Brent East Labour Party; Jenny Diver writer; Ian Ritchie former Labour councillor Southwark; Ian Thompson president South Gloucestershire NUT; Eve Turner secretary Ealing Trades Council; Steve Turner senior steward Cambridge AEEU; Pete Waters rep Manchester Area CWU; Sam Darby former Labour councillor Manchester; Michael Barrett Brown writer; Hardip Duhra chair of governors Villiers High School, Southall; Joy Moss branch secretary St George’s Hospital MSF; Linda Moulsdale steward Manchester Metropolitan University UNISON; Kim Longinotto BAFTA award-winning film-maker, Divorce Iranian Style; Derek Dobbins former Labour councillor and mayor Gloucester; Ian Fleming joint branch secretary North Manchester health service MSF; Kevin Flynn secretary Tyne and Wear association of trades councils; Patti Pallinden musician; Nick Hallett former membership secretary Bolton Labour Party; Tim Hales general secretary Leeds NUT; Ren Gimpel Gimpel Fils gallery; Philip Kane writer; Keith Hickling vice-chair Yorkshire and Humberside regional council NATFHE; Derek Davies branch treasurer CWU post; Mark Steel Independent columnist; Steve Taylor shop steward Sandwell council TGWU; Brian Kelly former chair Dulwich Constituency Labour Party, former Labour councillor Southwark; Dan Nichols Labour GC delegate Romford Labour Party; John Nuttall former Labour councillor north east Derbyshire; Ian Elcote secretary Middlesborugh trades council; Gill Fallon Leeds Teaching Hospitals UNISON; John Feather executive Leeds NUT; Steve Cushion branch secretary London Guildhall University NATFHE; Jean Shirley shop steward Chesterfield Cooperative USDAW; Paul Woodward former Labour councillor Watford; Rob Newman comedian; Sean Leahy political officer Telecom 120 branch Coventry MSF; Mary Littlefield branch secretary Tameside College NATFHE; Banso Loi branch secretary Ealing Hospital TGWU; Alan Lubbock treasurer Newcastle TUC; Ernie Nattrass branch secretary Liverpool 2904 MSF; Oliver New president London Regional Council RMT; Chris Nykiel chair disabled members group Leeds UNISON; Ian Alderson treasurer United Craft East Lancashire MSF; Tony Aldis steward Croydon LEA UNISON; Ian Allinson branch secretaryGreater Manchester IT MSF; Frank Riley former deputy leader West Lancashire District Council; Lynne Marsh president Gateshead NUT; Penny Baron publicity officer Oxfordshire Health UNISON; Martin Bennell branch chair Leeds Teaching Hospitals UNISON; Kate Biles branch chair DSS East London PCS; John Booth rep Saffron Waldon Delivery Office CWU; Richard Boswell branch organiser ES Sheffield & Rotherham PCS; Tom Broderick vice-president Hammersmith UNISON; Tony Topham longtime Hull Labour Party activist, labour movement historian; Paul Brook branch chair Manchester Metropolitan University NATFHE; Alex Brooke rep Stockton UNISON; Trish Browne co-chair Greenwich UNISON; Graham Campbell health and safety rep Charing Cross RMT; Franoise de Casparis secretary East Riding of Yorkshire ACE NATFHE; Pernille Cauchi steward Sandwell Council UNISON; Terry Sweeney former Labour mayor Cambridge; Keith Chadwick president United Craft East Lancashire MSF; Steve Chapple branch executive BT CWU; John Cheshire branch committee Northern Spirit Sheffield TSSA; Mark Christie safety rep Ipswich sorting office CWU; Martin Clements branch secretary revenue group Telford PCS; Mitch Dublin black workers group Hackney UNISON; Roger MacKay chair Ipswich and Suffolk NUT, president Ipswich and district TUC; Jen Russ president Bath AUT; Tasleem Shakur equal rights officer Edge Hill College NATFHE; Paul Hubert former ward officer Leeds Labour Party.

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