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Coventry socialist candidate wins votes against austerity
Coventry Socialist Party member Jane Nellist received 101 votes in Thursday's Upper Stoke byelection, in what was clearly extremely difficult circumstances. She received over 8% of the vote, a strong base to build further the resistance to austerity carried on by the Labour council in Coventry.
As expected the Labour Party retained the seat. However for socialists that is not the end of campaigning, we will continue to fight in any way we can in the interests of ordinary working people and for a socialist change of society.
We say that the Labour council simply can't carry on as it has been doing. 2,000-plus council jobs have been lost since 2010. The city is meant to be next year's city of culture yet is more like a city of homelessness, high rents and dodgy landlords, with most Sure-start, libraries and youth clubs wound down or closed.
The coronavirus pandemic is now dominating many people's thoughts and it reveals the capitalist system in crisis and its complete inability to protect ordinary people across the globe.
Coventry Socialist Party
27 May Reckless, lying cheats
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