Radical, progressive and community forces in Wigan, Leigh and Makerfield appear to have come together to form a People's Alliance. The plan, as I understand it, is for community and political groups to come together to stand not only in the local elections but also in the pending general election. This could be a very important and interesting development and perhaps a model for others to follow.
The launch meeting is being held on 22nd August -importantly and significantly in the Central Labour Club, Pemberton. I hope to be able to get along and will be looking to network with others locally to suggest that this could be the way forward.
This political approach is very much in line with the thinking of the Socialist Party, No2EU, Respect and many independents. this ground upwards approach is very much in contrast to the previous 'top down' approach of the Socialist Labour Party and others.