Local government

Lambeth resistance grows 

By Simon Hardy The movement emerging in Lambeth could act as a model for everyone fighting council cuts across the country Strikes, occupations, thousands of people marching against cuts – […]

Workers Power  ·  25 May 2016

Save Lambeth Libraries protest is a reality check for Labour councils

By KD Tait The campaign to defend Lambeth’s 10 public libraries from the Labour council’s closure and outsourcing plans saw more than 2,000 people march through Brixton in one of […]

Workers Power  ·  17 April 2016

South London campaigners step up housing fight

Saturday saw more than one thousand council tenants and activists march against the Housing Bill and the demolition of the Aylesbury estate in Southwark. We took our protest to Downing […]

Workers Power  ·  01 February 2016

Motion: Labour councils should oppose local government cuts

A motion committing Labour branches to opposing local government budget cuts

Workers Power  ·  26 January 2016

Local government cuts: 5 key facts

£11.3 billion will be cut from total central government grants to councils by 2016 From 2010-2015 council budgets were cut by 40 per cent. In 2015 George Osborne announced a […]

Workers Power  ·  26 January 2016

Letter from Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell and Jon Trickett to Labour council leaders

Key extracts from the 17 December letter from Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell and Jon Trickett to Labour council leaders To the Leaders of Labour Councils Dear Colleague, We are writing […]

Workers Power  ·  26 January 2016

How can Labour activists defend local services?

A local government worker responds to Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell’s recent letter setting out their policy in relation to Labour councils implementing Tory austerity OVER the coming month, councils […]

Workers Power  ·  26 January 2016

Labour councils are implementing Tory austerity

BRANCHES & CLPs Across the country local Labour councils are implementing Tory austerity in the face of resistance from workers, youth and unemployed – and increasingly from local Labour parties. The […]

Workers Power  ·  26 January 2016

Labour wins local support – now make them fight the cuts

Joy Macready takes stock of the results ot the local council elections and asks where now for Labour?   Thursday 3 May proved to be a red-letter day for Labour. […]

Workers Power  ·  12 May 2012

Policy: council elections, councillors and anti-cuts candidates

1. The situation in Britain is marked by an historic offensive against the public sector, carried out by an openly bourgeois, anti-working class Tory government. Lib Dem support has plummeted […]

Workers Power  ·  22 April 2011

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