Socialist Unity policy on 2006 elections

a) We support all the left of Labour candidates in the 2006 elections.

b) In the cases where the left has chosen to stand candidates against each other we ask them to get together and sort out who is the most appropriate candidate.

c) In the cases where there are more than one left candidate in any area we encourage those candidates to hold joint meetings and invite each other to speak at their rallies in order to make visible left unity in action.

d) Where this cannot be done we wish all the left well, advertise them all where possible, and allow people to make their own minds up about their preferences.

e) We will try to provide as comprehensive a service as possible for the coming elections showing people where their nearest left candidate is and how to contribute to their campaigns.

f) Where the official Labour candidate has a clear and vocal left record we would ask the left to support these candidates and to do what they can to help them get selected.

g) Where the official Green candidate has a clear and vocal left record we would ask the left to seriously consider actively supporting these candidates.



The use of the Socialist Unity electoral name

a) We aim to help left wing independents stand in the coming May 2006 elections

b) one way we can do this is to offer them the use of the electoral name "Socialist Unity"

c) We impose few conditions on candidates using this name - only that they are socialist and are not standing against a more credible socialist.

d) The name Socialist Unity is not intended to be yet another party of the left, simply an acknowledgement that many on the left have no party they are comfortable in, but are still of the movement, for the movement and committed to social justice.


March 2006

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