Proposed resolution on unity
We note that Respect
will be standing candidates in the next Westminster General Election,
but will only be contesting a minority of seats.
We commit Respect to
working with others to ensure the maximum number of socialist
candidates in the next election.
We encourage local
activists in Respect branches, who are considering standing in their
local Westminster constituency, to liaise with any other local
organisations, in order to maximise an anti-war, anti-privatisation,
anti-racist, anti-fascist approach, especially in those areas where
there is a history of different left campaigns. The aim should be to
ensure one agreed left candidate in as many seats as possible, rather
than many left candidates chasing the same seats.
In agreeing to stand
candidates itself in the Westminster elections, Respect will therefore
at the same time support other organisations or individuals standing
in these elections where Respect is not standing - who stand on a
platform against the war, against racism and fascism, against cuts and
privatisation - on the basis of seeking their reciprocal support for
Respect in the seats in which it is standing.
Respect remains committed to working with
other forces on the left to build an organisation that is open,
democratic and socialist.
If you would
like to put your name to this resolution and you are a paid up member
of RESPECT please
let us know
before October 9th
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