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4 September 2019
Approaching my 96th birthday, I thought the other day: why am I a socialist? I've been one, a revolutionary socialist, for a very long time - and do you know what? Every day that passes I am more convinced that I've chosen the right path.
14 August 2019
In 2010 every Tory candidate in our county, Gloucestershire, received a donation from a hedge fund manager with interests in private healthcare, yet at the same time there was a Cameron-led election campaign pledging full support to the NHS.
11 April 2018
Almost 50 members of the Socialist Party from across the South West attended our highly successful regional conference on 7 April, including members from areas where we've never had representation before
18 May 2016
Despite the success of vaccine trials, the Tories are to extend the badger cull again in 2016. There will be new cull zones in Herefordshire, Dorset, Cornwall and Gloucestershire, writes Indira Prasad, Leicester.
20 April 2016
A parish council in Gloucestershire has voted to start asking for 'donations' from runners at free weekly 'Parkrun' events.
13 April 2016
Stoke Gifford Parish Council in Gloucestershire has decided to ask park runners for a contribution for using their local park. The use of parks should be kept free!
16 March 2016
After reading Amalia's article on mental illness (see socialistparty.org.uk, 'Mental health: my battle for the help I needed'), I tried really hard to put my own story down on paper, writes James Collett, Gloucestershire Socialist Party.
2 December 2015
Do you have something to say? Anti-welfare propaganda, state school parents asked to pay for teachers, rail bosses' wages, and the power of effective opposition.
14 May 2014
Socialists and trade unionists are competing in 62 council seats in the south west under the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) banner
17 April 2013
Waiting for Labour leader Ed Miliband to arrive in Stroud as part of his whistle stop election tour of the South West, one person asked which direction he was coming, writes Chris Moore, Gloucestershire Socialist Party.
10 April 2013
Saturday 6 April saw around 300 people march through the centre of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, against plans to reduce night time staffing at the town's A&E, writes Gregory Mouat, Gloucestershire Socialist Party.
17 October 2012
The area reserved for members of the public was packed for the Board meeting of NHS Gloucestershire on 15 October, writes Sue Powell.
20 June 2012
Over 100 protesters rallied outside Stroud General Hospital on 16 June before marching into the town centre, writes Chris Moore, Gloucestershire Socialist Party.
25 April 2012
NHS hospitals have been told to make deeper cuts by the health regulator Monitor. They said last year that hospitals should make cuts of 4.6% from 2013. But in a letter to NHS hospitals Monitor now says...
21 March 2012
Stroud Against the Cuts has recently had a campaign and legal success in slowing down the privatisation of the county's NHS through the transfer of 3,000 NHS staff and community services to a social enterprise or Community Interest Company
15 March 2012
Following an extensive campaign and judicial review that was unfavourable to them, Gloucestershire county council (GCC) has been forced to redress its cuts programme through public consultations
15 February 2012
Sell-off setback!: "What a result, fantastic news," said one email from a local NHS worker after Gloucestershire anti-cuts campaigners won a High Court victory against NHS privatisation, writes Chris Moore
14 February 2012
With only a quarter of care homes owned by local authorities, the rest - run by private companies, charities and not-for-profit organisations - generally pay much less to staff than the public sector, writes Sue Powell
28 September 2011
The Gloucestershire Echo recently ran a feature on the pros and cons of going on strike to defend pensions, Socialist Party member Rob Bishop put the position for the strikes, against the arguments of a local Tory MP
26 September 2011
500 people marched against plans by NHS Gloucestershire to transfer 4,000 staff, 9 hospitals and many services to a Social Enterprise Trust or Community Interest Company
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