The standout headline in the Workers Party Assembly Election Manifesto is that, on the morning after polling day, the priorities for people across Northern Ireland will be the Cost of Living, the Health Service, Housing. Education, Low Pay and the Environment – NOT a Border Poll, the Protocol, Flags, Culture Wars or who the First Minister is.
The Party’s uncompromisingly socialist manifesto sets out the political, social and economic priorities for working class people and highlights the repeated failures of successive Stormont Executives and of the five main parties.
The manifesto calls for a root and branch reform of the Assembly structures including a move away from mandatory co-alition, the abolition of community designation and the reform of the Petition of Concern, as pre-requisites for the start of the new Assembly.
The Party also calls for the introduction of a a range of measures deliberately ignored since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, including a Bill of Rights, an Integrated and Secular Education system, an Anti-Poverty Strategy, a viable Economic Plan and a Job Creation Strategy.
In a joint statement marking the manifesto launch the Party’s six Assembly candidates said ,
“What difference will it make to a family facing a daily dilemma of heat or eat, who the First Minster is? What difference will it make to people living in chronic poverty, poor housing, or even no housing?
What difference will it make to young mothers desperately wanting to work but not being able to find or afford childcare?
What difference will a Border Poll make – win, lose or draw – to a young student unable to go to university, a teenager unable to secure an apprenticeship or a family with no heat and little food? Absolutely none!
Click the link for the Workers Party Assembly Election Manifesto 2022
The Workers Party will be standing candidates in six constituencies in next month’s Assembly elections
The election campaign is being fought in the face of the worst cost of living crisis in decades, and all that that means for working class people and their families.
That crisis has been made worse, and contributed to, by the dysfunctional Stormont Executive. A Stormont Executive that has failed, failed and is set to fail again.
With families, the vulnerable and the elderly particularly affected, the main political parties have, yet again, put their own interests ahead of the community and working people.
Only the Workers Party candidates will be presenting a radical socialist alternative to the electorate
On Friday the 6th of May – the day after polling day – we will all be confronted by a number of issues that will fundamentally affect all our lives, the lives of our families our children our neighbours and our friends:
And they won’t be: A Border Poll, the Protocol, Flags, Culture Wars or Community Identity
The issues facing the vast majority of people and particularly working class families will be the Cost of Living, the Health Service, Housing, Education, Low Pay and the Environment
This election gives the opportunity to re-write the political script in favour of working-class people and their needs.
The Workers Party, the party for working class people, provides that platform
The Party’s Candidates
North Belfast Lily Kerr
South Belfast Patrick Lynn
East Belfast Eoin MacNeill
West Belfast Patrick Crossan
Mid Ulster Hugh Scullion
Newry & Armagh Nicola Grant