My name Is Jim Newell and I’m standing, in the December 15th by-election, for the Rejoin EU Party.
I have lived in Chorlton since 1992 and I taught politics at Salford University until 2018. I used to be a member of the Labour Party, but I have become disillusioned by its leaders’ growing retreat from progressive positions – especially on issues such as
immigration and inequality – and I resigned when Keir Starmer announced that Labour was now a pro-Brexit party.
We all know how badly Brexit is going. It has brought labour shortages and the cost-of-living crisis. Next year, the UK economy is forecast to shrink by more than those of any of the other G7 countries. The exact opposite of what the Brexiters promised us! No agenda for progressive change – to include improved living standards, climate justice, a more tolerant and open society – can succeed if we cut ourselves off from our International partners.
That is why I urge you to support me. I am standing because with your support, we can send a clear message to Westminster that we’re fed up with society getting poorer and becoming less tolerant.