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‘What Really Matters’? – eve of poll video

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What Really Matters?

This Election has been dominated by talk of sectarian pacts, inter-party deals and paper candidates.

The major parties have sought to turn the campaign into yet another sectarian headcount – this time based on Brexit and the Border: the reality is that it is about neither.

In its eve of poll video the Party summarises its recent election manifesto and sets out What Really Matters for working class people – employed, unemployed, young people or pensioners.

This Thursday June  8th make your vote a class act –  vote Conor Campbell in West Belfast and  Gemma Weir in North Belfast

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‘What Really Matters?’ – Party launches Westminster Election Manifesto

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What Really Matters?

This election has been dominated by talk of pacts, inter-party deals and paper candidates. But for working class people – employed, unemployed, young people and pensioners – there are very real, pressing and systemic problems to be faced.

The major parties have sought to slug out yet another sectarian headcount, this time based on Brexit and the Border. The reality is that it is about neither.

What really matters to working people in Northern Ireland?

The Workers Party Westminster Election manifesto goes beyond the rhetoric, the political posturing and the tribalism of other parties to address the social and economic realities of life for ordinary people.

A better future is possible: one in which working people have real power over their own destinies and where their interests are paramount and supreme.

The Workers Party is committed to that alternative – to the construction of a socialist society.

What Really Matters – Westminster Election Manifesto 2017

Summary Workers Party Westminster Elections Manifesto

Election Manifesto: ‘The Socialist Alternative’

wp-manifesto-ae-2017‘This election is unnecessary and will solve nothing unless people use it to pass judgement on all the parties in Stormont’.

That is the stark and realistic introduction to the Workers Party Assembly Manifesto – The Socialist Alternative

It goes on to say, ‘The two Executive parties, in particular, have been irresponsible, arrogant and contemptuous. Returning them to power to do the same thing again makes no sense at all’.

The manifesto highlights the failures of the last and previous Assemblies and of the DUP / Sinn Fein Coalition in particular, highlighting welfare cuts, attacks on workers’ rights, the privatisation of public services. plans for lower corporation tax and the refusal to implement progressive social legislation.

‘For devolution to work there needs to be a root and branch reform of the Assembly structures’, the Party says.

It also points out that many aspects of the Good Friday Agreement have been deliberately abandoned while in every aspect of social, economic, cultural and community life working class people have been subjected to public expenditure cuts, marginalisation and exclusion.

The Socialist Alternative presented by the Workers Party addresses economic growth, strategies to tackle poverty, sectarianism and the growing housing crisis.

It also sets out policies on health, education and rural development and the case for a womans’ right to choose.

However, the Party’s manifesto also points out that problem of inequality and exploitation must be tackled at its root by eradicating the current economic system and constructing a socialist society.

The Workers Party is standing five candidates in the Assembly Electi0ns:

Belfast North:Gemma Weir Belfast South:Lily Kerr  Belfast West:Conor Campbell

Mid  Ulster: Hugh Scullion   Upper Bann: Colin Craig

Workers Party Manifesto:  workers-party-manifesto-ae2017

‘Standing Against Austerity’

Manifesto Launch

Standing Against Austerity: The Workers Party launches its manifesto at                    Parliament Buildings, Stormont.

The Workers Party has launched its Assembly Election manifesto at Parliament Buildings Stormont.

The Party’s four candidates. Conor Campbell (Belfast West) Lily Kerr (Belfast South), Hugh Scullion (Mid Ulster) and Gemma Weir ( Belfast North) were joined by party supporters as they spelt out the Party’s opposition to austerity and presented the socialist alternative in  the ‘Standing Against Austerity’ document.

The manifesto highlights the Stormont austerity agenda as the main political issue in this campaign and criticises the refusal and the failure of the last Executive to implement outstanding areas of the Good Friday Agreement and table legislation to bring Northern Ireland into the 21st century.

The Party is challengimg the new Assembly to introduce 10 key pieces of legislation in its first one hundred days to signal its intent to build a modern vibrant and inclusive Northern Ireland. Included in the 100 day challenge are demands for a Bill of Rights, integrated, secular education, a woman’s right to choose, civil marriage equality and an end to fracking.

See the manifesto in full: Workers Party Assembly Manifesto 2016

BBC Website coverage:

UTV website coverage:



How the media is reporting the manifesto launch

Standing Against Austerity

Standing Against Austerity

Television coverage

BBC and UTV have been the first media to report the launch of the Party’s Westminster  Election manifesto – ‘Standing Against Austerity’

The print media are expected to cover the manifesto on Friday

BBC website coverage:

UTV Live – report and interview with Lily Kerr ( Belfast South) – starts at 15.30

Party’s Election Broadcast

Standing Against Austerity

Standing Against Austerity

‘Standing Against Austerity – there is an alternative’

If you missed he Party’s Election Broadcast – or you just want to see it again! – the following link will take you to the BBC iPlayer.

Copy this to friends at home and abroad who may not have had a chance  to  view it.


BBC Website: Party says ‘tackle sectarianism’

Read the BBC report on the launch of the Party’s manifesto

Assembly Manifesto launched

A New Politics for Northern Ireland

The Party has launched its Assembly Election manifesto.

The manifesto calls for a ‘new politics for Northern Ireland’ to challenge the current stale and sectarian system.


 It’s time for a principled left alternative at Stormont that is neither catholic nor protestant, nationalist nor unionist. With the Workers Party we can build that new political space.

To read the full manifesto click on the link below

WP Manifesto A New Politics

or for a summary version click here

WP Manifesto Summary

Workers Party Manifesto

The Workers Party manifesto for the Assembly and Local Governnment elections will be launched next week.

The Party will be focusing on 5 key areas:

1. A new politics for Northern Ireland
2. The Economy
3. Fighting the Stormont Cuts
4. Opposing Sectarianism, and
5. The Environment

The document will be published in full on this page

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