Communities Against The Cuts Launches Election Bid

On Saturday, Communities Against The Cuts launched it’s election bid, standing candidates in Kings Norton and Bournville wards on an anti-cuts, pro-nhs stance.
The group has formed out of Stirchley and Cotteridge against the Cuts, following their multiple successes in the area over the past year to prevent the closure of vital services.

Amongst Stirchley and Cotteridge Against the Cuts’ successful high profile campaigns have been:

Communities Against The Cuts are a local party that offer an alternative for those who feel that the ConDem government and opposition parties do not represent them.
As you can see from their home-made shopfront, they are not a party of millionnaires and don’t have kitchen suppers with wealthy donors.
What they do have is a passion for our communities, belief in a better alternative to austerity, and a willingness to take action and do something about it.

Chris Hughes, candidate for Kings Norton said:

Birmingham City Council has been all too eager to impose vicious cuts on the most vulnerable people in our communities, instead of going back to its pay masters and saying, the people who are hurting because of these cuts are not the ones who created this financial crisis and should not be the ones made to pay the price.

What the Council should be demanding from Government is that all austerity measures are reversed and a growth plan implemented with the introduction of an alternative budget, which includes a bankers tax, scraping of trident and withdrawing our troops from Afghanistan, and investing in green jobs, housing, schools and a future for our youth

You can find out more about Communities Against The Cuts on their websitevia twitter, or by visiting them at 1 Bournville Lane, Stirchley.

If you want to get involved with the election campaign, and help to get committed grass roots candidates to fight for local services in the council chambers, then pop into their shop office and have a chat – whether you have 5 minutes or an hour to spare, there will be something you can do.

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4 responses to “Communities Against The Cuts Launches Election Bid

  1. Reblogged this on Gogwit's Blog and commented:
    Support this election campaign. As an ex election agent of many campaigns I know that nothing lifts spirits more than people popping into the committee rooms to offer practical support – leafletting, canvassers, leaflet folders, envelope stuffers, poster pasters, even just making everyone a cup of tea!
    So pop in and offer your support.
    I shall.
    An election campaign always needs hands and brains.
    Hand and brain? Blimey, that sounds a bit like the old Labour Party Clause 4.
    Yes, I’m that old!

  2. Best of luck in the campaign. I will campaigning for Labour but your aims are noble and I perfectly well understand why you are putting up candidates. I feel rather more kinship with you than I do most Labour people to be honest!

    Can I just ask if the two wards were chosen deliberately? They both have Tories up for re-election…….

    • Thank you for your positive sentiments! The 2 wards were chosen mainly because these are the wards that we belong to as a bunch of people. We grew out of Stirchley & Cotteridge Against the Cuts and have been actively campaigning to protect services in both of these wards.

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