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Press Officer:
Pete McLaren


Phone: 07881 520626



New Left Party urgently needed


For immediate use 28 July 2008


The result in the Glasgow East by-election confirmed the recent trend of disastrous electoral results for the Labour Party, including the massive losses in May’s Council elections up and down the country, and its defeat in the London mayoral election.  Glasgow East was considered one of its safest seats – it took a 22% swing against them for Labour to lose.  Voters have clearly had enough of promises that remain unfulfilled, spin, cuts in public spending, privatisation and illegal wars – let alone the Labour Government’s inability to find any type of solution to the economic crisis which affects the poor more than anyone else.


The solution being suggested by some trade union leaders and Labour officials is to replace Gordon Brown as party leader.  Brown may be a liability, but whoever replaces him will have the same problems without the policies to deal with them.  “It will make little or no difference to Labour’s electoral chances,” CNWP spokesperson Pete McLaren said today, “workers have had enough of Labour’s attacks on them.  If there is an alternative to the Tories, they will chose it as a protest – it was the SNP in Glasgow East, but it could equally be the racist BNP or the Lib Dems, neither of which will do anything to address the problems faced by the working class.  Alternatively, voters abstain in large numbers as they see little difference between the main parties.  What we clearly need is a new workers’ party – a socialist party which puts people before profit and peace before war.  We are building that party – we call on the trade unions which have not already done so to break their link with Labour and join us in creating something new which will give the working class political representation,” he concluded.

Pete McLaren CNWP Press Officer


The Campaign for a New Workers’ Party (CNWP) was launched in London at a Conference attended by 450 socialists and trade unionists on  March 19. Over 3,500 supporters have already signed the founding declaration, and a number of left groups have affiliated.  Officers and a Steering Committee have been elected.  The CNWP founding Declaration can be seen on our web site:

For further information contact:

Pete McLaren on 07881 520626

Dave Nellist on 07970 294237