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4 December 2019
The Labour candidate for Carlisle, Ruth Alcroft, spoke at a Socialist Party public election meeting in the city on 2 December. It followed the handing over of a petition to her from 500 local parents and teachers against the Tory cuts to school funding.
3 July 2019
A hastily organised protest by Carlisle Socialist Party spoilt a self-congratulatory publicity event by the Labour/Lib Dem coalition running Cumbria county council.
6 February 2019
For the 7th year running Carlisle Socialist Party held a very successful Alternative Burns Night
14 February 2018
Only a programme of nationalising the banks and top monopolies would allow a Corbyn-led Labour government to carry through serious improvements for the working class
29 November 2017
At short notice, Carlisle Socialist Party organised a protest on the morning of 24 November to greet the high priest of austerity himself - George Osborne, writes Robert Charlesworth, Carlisle Socialist Party.
15 November 2017
Universal Credit benefit changes will cause untold misery for thousands in Carlisle when they are fully rolled out in April next year
11 October 2017
Since the early part of the year, members of Carlisle Socialist Party and the Cumbria branch of Unite Community union have been active in the campaign to 'Save our NHS', organising support firstly for the national demonstration in London on 4 March, and subsequently for the two rallies in Carlisle on 8 April and 4 June.
7 June 2017
Although shocked by the news of the London terror attack, Cumbria Health Campaigns Together decided to still go ahead with a planned rally for the NHS in Carlisle city centre on Sunday
31 May 2017
Education workers, parents and students are uniting in protest
12 April 2017
The demonstration on 8 April was a great success.
12 April 2017
What kind of people would build a hospital children's ward with a firewall which stopped just above a false ceiling, allowing smoke and flames to spread? And keep these and other dangers hidden from the staff, patients and even management of the hospital?
5 April 2017
The Tories have already cut doctors, nurses, student nurses and 15,000 beds. Now the government intends a further £22 billion of cuts through its 'sustainability and transformation plans' (STPs).
1 February 2017
Cumbria county council has again published long discredited assertions to justify its attack on our care home system which will get rid of the majority of beds.
11 January 2017
Socialist Party members and branches raised a record-breaking £140,535 in 2016. This is £17,000 more than we raised in 2015 (which was itself a record year) and the most we have raised in a year since the early 1990s.
16 November 2016
Carlisle Socialist Party members handed in a 1,500-signature petition on 9 November demanding that Cumbria County Council scrap its plan to halve the number of care home places.
12 October 2016
Cumbria County Council is planning to close three care homes and replace them with another building which only has 60 beds instead of the current 117. Another four homes will be closed in West Cumbria. Only those suffering from dementia and the most complex needs will get a place. But what about respite care? What about family carers?
11 May 2016
Public shows huge support for BMA strike at Socialist Party stalls in Carlisle and Leicester.
16 March 2016
The Socialist Party northern regional conference acted as a political springboard, giving us a big boost for the tasks ahead, writes Elaine Brunskill, Northern Socialist Party secretary.
24 February 2016
The recent decision by Labour Cumbria county councillors to carry out £25 million cuts to vital public services, particularly social care, will result in more unnecessary deaths in Cumbria.
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