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Bro T Corbin: Official campaign launch event – 20 June.

Bro T Corbin (Salisbury Branch) has been selected as Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for the Salisbury Constituency.

Tom believes that if we campaign effectively and work together we have a fantastic opportunity to advance the Labour cause: “Since the disaster of the last general election we have seen the Labour Party come together at both a local and national level and we can be proud of what we have achieved locally in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections in 2012, the Wiltshire and Parish elections in 2013, the by-election for Salisbury City Council in January2014 and the European Elections in May. We need to use this momentum to launch our bid for the general election in 2015, we need to work together and we need to start now.”

Tom’s official campaign launch event will be held at The Red Lion Hotel in Salisbury on Friday 20th June from 19:30 to 22:00.Complimentary refreshments will be available and also a cash bar.

Any ASLEF members wishing to support this event will be welcome as will their family and friends. Please inform Tom's election Campaign Manager Mark Timbrell if you are able to make it or if you have any questions.


‘No More Austerity –Demand the Alternative’: NationalDemonstration 21 JUNE

The People’s Assembly has called a major demonstration in Central London for 21June 2014. This will bring together campaigns against the cuts, trade unions and community groups under the banner;No More Austerity – Demand the Alternative.

As well as a major demonstration in its own right, the demonstration will help build up to the national TUC demonstration on the 18 October 2014.

The demonstration is assembling at the BBC HQ on Portland Place and marching to Parliament. The demonstration will end with speakers, comedians and musicians including: Russell Brand (comedian), Francesca Martinez(comedian), Christine Blower (NUT), Jeremy Corbyn MP, Owen Jones (Journalist),Kate Smurthwaite (comedian), Caroline Lucas MP, Sean Taylor (Singer /songwriter), Stephen Morrison Burke (Poet) and more tbc.

All ASLEF branches are encouraged to join the demonstration. The People’s Assembly are also looking for funding to cover the costs of printing, stage and PA system, road closures,stewards bibs, banners, and travel the rally. If your branch is able to make a contribution please contact office@thepeoplesassembly.org.uk or call 020 85256988.


Viner / Turrell Football Tournament

Wednesday 16 July from 1pm to 5pm

Whittington Park, Holloway Road, London N7

Northern Line - North branch are holding a football tournament in memory of Andy Viner and Mick Turrell, both ASLEF activists and LUL TFC reps who died in 2011 and 2012 respectively. We are looking for teams of 6 (squad of 10). Maximum of 16 teams. £50 per team. Contact northenlinenorthbs@aslef.org.uk for more details and an application form.