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.