Aled Fisher, a Green Party member and student activist at London School of Economics (LSE), has confirmed he is withdrawing from the election for President of University of London Union (ULU). This leaves Clare Solomon as the only left-wing candidate in this election for a key position in the student movement. It is good to see Derek Wall, a former Green Party Principal Speaker and, like Clare, a very energetic activist, endorsing Clare in the election (personal capacity).
'Aled Fisher told me on Friday night he was probably going to withdraw from standing for ULU President; while he was my first choice, I am glad he has now given Clare Solomon a clear run.
Their policies were pretty much identical: both support the campaign for low paid workers justice, both have an excellent record in terms of Latin America and above all, both are committed to improving student welfare and resisting the cuts.
So good luck Clare!'