The Communist Party’s East Suffolk Branch have announced that they are standing their local Chair, Comrade Steve Marsling, in the forthcoming by-election to represent the ward of Aldeburgh & Leiston.
In a public statement, the Communist candidate set out his case, which is proudly carried here by Challenge.
“Dedicated to my community
Hello, my name is Steve Marsling I am 70 years of age and have lived in the Leiston area for the last 10 years. In that time I have helped sponsor Leiston Football Club matches and brought Labour MPs to the area to publicise both the matches and future health strategies.
In the 1970’s I was one of the London Recruits. A group of people who carried out agitational work to help bring down the South African Apartheid Regime. A book about our exploits is already out and a major film plus a teacher / pupil education pack for schools are due to be released later this year. I am proud of my small role in ending that brutal racist and totalitarian regime.
A track record as a representative
I have been a councillor in the London Borough of Southwark and a chair of the Sports and Arts Committee. Under my chairmanship the open air swimming pools were made free to the rate payers of Southwark.
I was Assistant Director of the London Borough of Lambeth and a Senior Officer in the Greater London Council.
An experienced educator
I have also taught in schools in London, Bristol, and Oldham and have represented my union ( NUT) on several trade councils.
I left the Labour Party when that party returned to being a party that supports the Capitalist System. A system that is swallowing up the earth’s resources. A system that condemns billions of the earth’s population to poverty. There must be a better way than food banks, zero-hour contracts, massive hospital waiting lists and a chronic housing crisis.
Leiston can make a statement
Leiston has voted Communist before and the example of Paxton Chadwick ( a past communist councillor in the town) is an inspiration to me. We even named one of our local streets after him.
Please give your support to Steve Marsling, proud citizen of Leiston, educator, experienced representative and Communist candidate.”
If you want to get involved in Steve’s campaign, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Challenge News Desk