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17 February 2016
Evictions in England and Wales reached a record high last year as over 170 people lost their homes every day.
3 February 2016
Around 80 people gathered in Stratford, east London, to hear shadow chancellor John McDonnell speak alongside Kevin Courtney, NUT deputy general secretary, local MP Lyn Brown, Newham councillors and local union activists, writes Ben Robinson, East London Socialist Party.
27 January 2016
Socialist Party members argued for East London Momentum to support no-cuts 'people's budget' proposals, as well as establishing mechanisms for democratic reselection of MPs. This latter point was taken up without disagreement.
4 November 2015
The government's Housing and Planning Bill is the greatest ever threat to the UK's 836 housing cooperatives and their 196,000 homes.
25 March 2015
Join the socialist fightback! The Socialist Party's central message in the 2015 elections is this: austerity is not necessary and there is an alternative - a socialist alternative
25 February 2015
Rent control now - build council homes: Rising private sector rents and cuts to social housing stocks makes it feel like social cleansing is taking place
25 February 2015
Councils across the country are setting budgets, again forcing through tens of millions - in some cases hundreds of millions - of pounds of cuts
11 February 2015
Last summer a retired gardener from Newham, east London, killed himself. 66 year old Malcolm Burge had been driven to this desperate act because the government had slashed his housing benefit in January
10 December 2014
Tower Hamlets: Lutfur Rahman, mayor of Tower Hamlets in east London, proposed closing four local nurseries in September
26 November 2014
The housing crisis is hitting everyone in the face. The mainstream press, politicians and economists all feign concern. Not to mention the real concern of those of us actually affected by it!
1 October 2014
"These people need homes - these homes need people": Twenty nine unemployed single mothers face eviction for a second time by Newham Labour council. This time from the abandoned council block the mums have occupied
20 August 2014
Fleetwood: For the second time in eleven months, TUSC has polled a strong third position for Rossall ward of Fleetwood town council in Lancashire, winning 19% of the vote
4 June 2014
Almost half the people attending the East London Socialist Party's post-election meeting were not yet Socialist Party members, including four people at their first SP meeting
28 May 2014
The vote tally for the 560 local election and mayoral Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition no-cuts candidates in the 22 May elections is 68,031
3 March 2014
TUSC supporters were outside Labour's 1st March conference as the Collins Review was voted on inside
26 February 2014
Britain's richest MP, Tory Richard Benyon - 'worth' £110 million - has slammed benefits as "something for nothing". Yet who is living a life of luxury thanks to benefits? He is!
12 February 2014
Teachers at Avenue Primary School in Newham went on strike as the school has broken away from national pay agreements
13 November 2013
Socialist Party members in east London are celebrating a small but important victory over Labour-run Newham council's effective ban on public campaign stalls in the borough, writes Simon Carter.
18 September 2013
Recently, Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) held its biennial arms fair event at the Excel arena in Newham, east London
4 September 2013
Newham council has effectively banned community activists from publicly campaigning against punitive attacks
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