Sunday, May 26, 2024

British Communist Party announces first candidates for 4 July General Election

The Communist Party of Britain (CPB) has announced its first Westminster parliamentary candidates for the General Election on 4 July 2024. The Party’s Political Committee met on Thursday 23 May and endorsed plans from local CP organisations to fight seats in England, Scotland and Wales, with more candidates to be announced next week.

Candidates so far include former housing and local government worker Lorraine Douglas, who will be challenging ex-Prime Minister Liz Truss in South West Norfolk, and trade union organiser Darren Turner, also an activist in the Toothless in Suffolk campaign. He will be flying the red flag in Bury St Edmunds & Stowmarket.

The current list of candidates is below however a number of branches will be confirming their candidates in the week to come:

  • Drew Gilchrist – Airdrie and Shotts
  • Richard Shilcock – Edinburgh North and Leith
  • Rochelle Russell – Taunton Deane
  • Andy Chaffer – Birmingham Perry Barr
  • Jordan Roden – Stoke South
  • Ann Green – Leicester South
  • Dan Ross – Bury South
  • Helen Field – New Forest East
  • Nicholas Davies – Hastings and Rye
  • Lorraine Douglas – South West Norfolk
  • Darren Turner – Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket
  • Ron Brown – Newcastle East and Wallsend
  • Freddie Sofar – Ipswich
  • Oliver Snelling – Lewisham North

‘The Communist Party will be contesting its highest number of Westminster seats for 40 years’, the Party’s General Secretary Robert Griffiths told the meeting of the Political Committee, ‘and our battle-cry will be “Tories out – unite for workers’ rights, public ownership and peace!””

Take this chance to join the fight to kick out the Tories and to build the Communist Party and the class struggle.