SCOTTISH SOCIALIST PARTY: GLASGOW SOUTH
CONTACT: Alan Ferguson 07930668771 and Richie Venton 07828278093
GLASGOW SOUTH SSP TO CAMPAIGN ON 'YES ALLIANCE' FOR GENERAL ELECTION 2015
SOCIALIST party campaigners in the southside will be campaigning for a pro-independence alliance in for the General Election.
Having been agreed at the national conference, the Glasgow South branch of the Scottish Socialist Party are now planning on spreading the word to voters in the south of the city.
A branch spokesman said: "The Glasgow South branch voted to pursue the idea of a 'Yes Alliance', or what ever name it may take.
"Given the display of unity we saw in the southside with all the different cohorts of the Yes Campaign, we think it's a winning formula for the Westminster Elections.
"We'll be out encouraging all people of the southside of Glasgow that a union of pro-independence parties is the way forward to get the Red Tories, or Labour Party, out of this great city."
On the wider activities of the SSP in Glasgow, West of Scotland organiser Richie Venton told how the party is mobilising to fight for powers to transform the lives of workers below the river.
He said: "The SSP is conducting a systematic campaign - in the streets, communities, workplaces and through local public meetings - for powers for the Scottish parliament to transform our lives.
"These include the ability to set a £10 Scottish minimum wage for all at 16, establish a benefits system that supports people instead of demonising them, to ban fracking and take the Big Six energy giants and the green energy sector into democratic public ownership, to banish profiteering and fuel poverty, to repeal all the Thatcherite anti-trade union laws; and to implement progressive taxation of the very rich and big business to fund decent public services."
"We have these distinctive policies, often radically different from those of the SNP. For that reason alone, we are not prepared to give a blank cheque to the SNP in the 2015 elections.
"We will not be calling on people in the southside of Glasgow to just vote SNP and forget their differences with them on key matters of policy."
The next SSP branch meeting is on Sunday November 23 at 2pm - there has been trouble with the venue so please check their Facebook 'Glasgow South SSP' for updates.
Richie Venton after the referendum at the STUC organised rally in Glasgow last month.
Glasgow South branch members on September 25, 2014.
Glasgow South officers address a meeting in Govan on October 21. Speaking is Alessio Gentile, a branch organiser for Govan.