On this page you can read or watch some of the content of various Workers Party candidates in the May 2022 local elections. Keep checking back as we update the page.
In February 2022 the Head Office provisionally approved prospective candidates in the May local elections 2022. This list has been provided to the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition after discussions in January and February 2022.
St Pancras and Somers Town – Neisha Wong, M D Shah, Awal Miah
Batley East – Aziz Daji
Heckmondwicke – Zahid Kahut
Balsall Heath West – Paul Scrivens
Sudell – Paul McCord
Ford – Chris Haws
Bordesley and Highgate – Ed Woollard
Brandwood & Kings Heath – Lauren Wilson & Phil Bevin
A message to voters (urdu)
A message to voters (arabic)
A six-point national platform
Our candidates will be fighting on a range of specific, local issues. From leading the fight to save the theatre in Dover, or opposing the implementation of the LTN in Kings Heath, our candidates are rooted in the issues faced by their communities. As well as fighting on specific and local issues, you can expect a Workers Party councillor to fight for the following six measures.
- Local opportunities to rebuild British industry and infrastructure and protect local businesses, jobs, services and our natural environment.
- No increase in council tax until local authorities have lobbied and won from national government a policy of a Corona Tax of 5% on the wealth of those individuals with fortunes in excess of £10 million.
Such a tax on the richest members of our society has the potential to generate more than £17bn in tax revenue from just 4,500 multimillionaires – more than enough revenue to protect jobs and services.
- Decent, affordable, secure housing for all, the protection of social housing stock and the rights of tenants and small landlords in the face of aggressive monopolistic groupings.
- Free school meals for all children at local authority schools and academies, paid for from the cash reserves built up since 2010 by local authorities, which now sit on billions of pounds’ worth of ringfenced reserves.
- Protection of local healthcare services, including the provision of all necessary support services for the disabled and the elderly, with full support to enable families to look after their elderly, including nursing homes and sheltered accommodation for those in need of them, so that all workers are able to live full, dignified and meaningful lives.
- Free travel for children on buses throughout Britain. Whilst children in London have benefitted from such a scheme for many years, the bus companies in most cities and towns, as well as in rural areas, hold a virtual monopoly on public transport.
Free travel on buses will provide children with access to education, work, cultural and social opportunities, as well as alleviating some of the excessive burden upon parents’ incomes. Additionally, such a measure will help to reduce the emissions from cars on the roads. Many concessionary schemes are already part funded through taxpayers’ money, and full funding of such schemes will benefit local economies rather than hindering them. Rather than allowing the scheme in London to be abolished, we want to see it in place across Britain.
Interested in standing as a Workers Party of Britain candidate? Read our guide to becoming a local election candidate.
All enquiries can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone to our national officer Edward: 07756766215 or in writing to 274 Moseley Road, B12 0BS.