Thursday, 10 September 2009

Keep Metro Public: left wing candidate makes a stand

Peter Burnett explains in this short video why he's standing in a council by-election in North Tyneside, raising the profile of the campaign to stop privatising of our local Metro transport system. As I mentioned in a post yesterday, the breakthrough 'Uniting the Left' meeting last week agreed to support Peter's campaign.

Peter is a longstanding trade union activist, anti-privatisation campaigner and the treasurer of Tyneside Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Small-scale campaigns like his offer the hope of developing electoral co-operation on the left in concrete, grassroots ways.

There's a very good report of Keep Metro Public's high-profile campaigning HERE.

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