An appetite and a desire for Class politics

As candidates and Party members continue to leaflet and canvas their respective constituencies, one thing becomes clearer by the day: now more than ever there is an appetite and a desire to see class politics consign the sectarian agendas of the major parties to the dustbin of history.

We are going to the polls in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis, energy and other household bills are soaring out of control, our public services, including the NHS, are being cut back and privatised, and thousands of nurses, teachers, lecturers, council staff, civil servants, road workers, postal staff and others have been forced into taking industrial action to protect services and secure a decent wage.

That is why it is more important than ever that people vote for candidates that are prepared to make all those issues their priorities.  

That is why we must put the class back into local politics.

Move Over … it’s time for real change!

We have all lived through difficult and challenging times in recent years.

The cost of living, rising energy prices and political turmoil: a lot has been changing, but not everything.

Our commitment to a better, fairer life for all has remained constant over the years. That is a view shared by many.

That is why the Workers Party is standing candidates in these council elections.

Now, more than ever, socialists like us need to take a stand on behalf of working people in defence of our health, education and other public services and to fight for jobs, fair wages, housing, a healthier environment and a much, much better quality of life.

If, together, we don’t make that stand then who will? 

Not Sinn Fein, Not the DUP nor indeed any of the major parties.                                            Only a party for working  people, a Workers Party, can deliver on those goals.

The Workers Party is standing seven candidates:

Belfast Collin: (Patrick Crossan ) Newry: (Nicola Grant) Belfast Castle: (Lily Kerr) Belfast Botanic: (Patrick Lynn) Belfast Oldpark: (Fiona McCarthy) Belfast Black Mountain (Ursula Meighan) Belfast Court (Tony Walls)

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Party Announces Election Candidates: ‘Putting Class Back into Politics’

The Workers Party has announced its candidates for May’s Local Government Elections.

The Party will be standing in seven constituencies across Northern Ireland under the campaign slogan ‘Putting Class Back Into Politics’.

In a joint statement the candidates were highly critical of the records of the major parties and what they described as their contempt for working people, their families and the everyday problems that they face.

“The only things that the major parties have offered to working people are Flags, Culture Wars, Unemployment and Poverty”, they said.

“It’s time for them to Move Over! It’s time for real change.  It’s time to deliver on Health, Housing, Education, Childcare and all the other priorities in life. It‘s time we put Class back into politics”

“Only the Workers Party can promise that, and we are committed to helping people to realise their full potential and secure a better quality of life for working people and their families,” they said.

The Pary’s candidates are: Ursula Meighan (Belfast Black Mountain), Patrick Lynn (Belfast Botanic), Lily Kerr (Belfast Castle), Tony Walls (Belfast Court), Fiona McCarthy (Belfast Oldpark), Patrick Crossan (Belfast Colin) and Nicola Grant (Newry)

Register to Vote: Deadline 28 April

Apply for an electoral ID Card: Deadline 5 May

Apply for a Postal or Proxy Vote: 26 April at 5pm