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600 councillors sign declaration of ‘full solidarity and support’ for striking workers

Solidarity and collective action terrify the Establishment

Six hundred Labour councillors have signed a declaration of ‘full solidarity and support’ for rail and other workers, in a strong rebuke of party leader Keir Starmer’s cowardly refusal to back workers in their fight against exploitation and cuts:

Millions of people in Britain today are struggling to make ends meet, worrying about day-to-day living. Yet, as we have more billionaires than ever, and the profits and dividend payouts of Britain’s biggest companies soar, the mass of ordinary working people have been told to endure precarity and insecurity. This obscene situation, we are told, is the natural order of things and that we must simply accept it for the good of the nation.

The recent activities of the RMT and other trade unions are a welcome, important rejection of this dismal absurdity. Their heroism offers to the public the very real hope of ordinary working people coming together to take control and exercise some semblance of power over their own lives.

Naturally, a tsunami of lies has been deployed to keep workers in their place, including that of stagnating wages fuelling inflation rather than soaring profits. But, as Mick Lynch and Eddie Dempsey from the RMT have so neatly captured, what Britain is suffering from is not so much a cost-of-living crisis as a low-wage crisis.

We are proud to witness this emerging renaissance of trade unionism, and we offer to the RMT, the CWU, Unite and many other trade unions taking action our full solidarity and support, on the picket line and elsewhere. More importantly, we urge all ordinary working people to take control of their destinies, and to join a trade union today.

The full list of signatories is shown below the article footer.

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Cllr Aneesa Akbar, Hull
Cllr Jumbo Chan, Brent
Cllr Matt White, Haringey
Cllr Martin Abrams, Lambeth
Cllr Charles Adje, Haringey
Cllr Ihtesham Afzal, Brent
Cllr Iman Ahmadi Moghaddam, Brent
Cllr Parvez Ahmed, Brent
Cllr Mona Ahmed, Kensington and Chelsea
Cllr Hassan Ahmed, Nottingham
Cllr Javaid Akhtar, Leeds
Cllr Kemi Akinola, Wandsworth
Cllr Imtiaz Ali, Peterborough
Cllr Miqdad Al-Nuaimi, Newport
Cllr Jim Anderson, Bassetlaw
Cllr Majella Anning, Greenwich
Cllr Ruby Anwar, Pendle
Cllr Gillian Arrindell, Westminster
Cllr Lubna Arshad, Oxford
Cllr Fabiha Askari, Lancaster
Cllr Zainab Asunramu, Bexley
Cllr Marina Asvachin, Devon
Cllr Cathy Augustine, Conwy
Cllr Finna Ayres, Southwark
Cllr Nadeem Ayub, Bolton
Cllr Caroline Bagnall, Shropshire
Cllr Dave Baigent, Cambridge
Cllr Robina Baine, Adur
Cllr Lani-Mae Ball, Doncaster
Cllr Hannah Banfield, Oxfordshire
Cllr James Barber, Cheshire East
Cllr Cheryl Barnard, Nottingham
Cllr Harry Barrett, West Northamptonshire
Cllr Stan Bates, Wakefield
Cllr Andy Batsford, Hastings
Cllr Steve Battlemuch, Nottingham
Cllr Caroline Baxter, West Sussex
Cllr Lorraine Beavers, Wyre
Cllr Fran Belbin, Sheffield
Cllr Ben Bellamy, Amber Valley
Cllr Sammie Bellamy, Salford
Cllr Santiago Bell-Bradford, Islington
Cllr Nadine Bely-Summers, Oxford
Cllr Lila Bennett, Liverpool
Cllr Toby Benton, Kensington and Chelsea
Cllr Ruth Berkley, South Tyneside
Cllr Paul Bidwell, Bracknell Forest
Cllr Pamela Birks, Carlisle
Cllr Margaret Birleson, Welwyn Hatfield
Cllr Alison Birmingham, Norfolk
Cllr Hannah Bithell, Leeds
Cllr Mark Blake, Haringey
Cllr Molly Bloomfield, Colchester
Cllr Claudia Boes, Cardiff
Cllr Martin Bond, St Helens
Cllr Valerie Bossman-Quarshie, Islington
Cllr Jordan Bowden, Leeds
Cllr Maureen Bowen, Pembrokeshire
Cllr Rose Bowler, Bolsover
Cllr Michael Boyle, Gedling
Cllr Mike Boyle, South Staffordshire
Cllr Shirley Boyt, Wokingham
Cllr Maria Brabiner, Salford
Cllr Dave Bradford, Gateshead
Cllr Connor Brady, Staffordshire Moorlands
Cllr Joy Bratherton, Cheshire East
Cllr Robert Brennan, Sefton
Cllr Cathy Brennan, Haringey
Cllr David Brenton, Torridge
Cllr Hester Bridges, Hull
Cllr Julie Brociek-Coulton, Norwich
Cllr Emmie Bromley, Leeds
Cllr Neal Brookes, Blackpool
Cllr Suzanne Brookfield, Cheshire East
Cllr Lisa Brown, Carlisle
Cllr Angela Brown, Rochdale
Cllr Adrian Brown, Stevenage
Cllr Sandra Buck, Crawley
Cllr Julia Buckley, Shropshire
Cllr Alex Bulat, Cambridgeshire
Cllr Andy Burford, Telford
Cllr Rachel Burgess, Wokingham
Cllr Sharon Burke, Leeds
Cllr Chris Burke, Lincoln
Cllr Jennifer Burke-Davies, Cardiff
Cllr Laurie Burton, Southend
Cllr Michael Butcher, Merton
Cllr Muhammed Butt, Brent
Cllr Saqib Butt, Brent
Cllr Terry Byron, Knowsley
Cllr Teresa Cairns, Newcastle
Cllr John Cannan, Hastings
Cllr Dave Cargill, Halton
Cllr Natasha Carlin, Sefton
Cllr Christine Carrigan, Stockport
Cllr Harry Cartmill, West Lothian
Cllr Marina Chacon-Dawson, Caerphilly
Cllr Rita Chadha, Newham
Cllr Seema Chandwani, Haringey
Cllr Mike Chaplin, Sheffield
Cllr Sheila Chapman, Islington
Cllr Elliot Chappell, Brent
Cllr Samantha Charles, Malvern Hills
Cllr Rochelle Charlton-Lainè, Durham
Cllr Kate Chinn, Epsom and Ewell
Cllr Allison Chisnall, Sunderland
Cllr Areeq Chowdhury, Newham
Cllr Jilani Chowdhury, Islington
Cllr James Church, Doncaster
Cllr Chris Clark, Croydon
Cllr Jean Clark, Harlow
Cllr Nick Clarke, Bolsover
Cllr Tricia Clarke, Islington
Cllr Ciarron Clarkson, Lewes
Cllr Liz Clements, Birmingham
Cllr Gemma Cobby, Doncaster
Cllr Amirah Cole, Bristol
Cllr Sam Coleman, Rother
Cllr Andy Coles, Westmorland and Furness
Cllr Lotte Collett, Haringey
Cllr Steve Collings, Cheshire West and Chester
Cllr Alex Collis, Cambridge
Cllr Diana Collymore, Brent
Cllr Tom Connor, Waltham Forest
Cllr Karen Constantine, Kent
Cllr Wendy Cooksey, Rotherham
Cllr Paul Cooper, Bolsover
Cllr Leonie Cooper, Wandsworth
Cllr Tiago Corais, Oxford
Cllr Anne Corbett, City of London
Cllr Jen Corcoran, Sefton
Cllr Cal Corkery, Portsmouth
Cllr Alison Cornell, West Sussex
Cllr Chris Cornell, Canterbury
Cllr Suzy Cornwell, North East Derbyshire
Cllr Richard Cotton, Camden
Cllr Sarah Courtney, Calderdale
Cllr Hilary Cox Condron, Cambridgeshire
Cllr Paul Cox, Hyndburn
Cllr Fin Craig, Islington
Cllr Laura Crane, Cheshire East
Cllr Anthony Critchley, Cheshire East
Cllr Joseph Croft, Islington
Cllr Larry Crofton, Welwyn Hatfield
Cllr Moses Crook, Kirklees
Cllr Jules Crossley, Rushmoor
Cllr Andy Croy, Wokingham
Cllr Eldridge Culverwell, Haringey
Cllr Clare Cummins, Bury
Cllr Stephen Cunnah, Cardiff
Cllr Alan Currie, Thanet
Cllr Louise Dagnall, Trafford
Cllr Tariq Dar, Brent
Cllr Rosemary Dartnall, Shropshire
Cllr Sasha Das Gupta, Newham
Cllr Colin Davidson, Fife
Cllr Paul Davies, Bridgend
Cllr Mel Dawkins, Kent
Cllr Parkin Dawn, Rhondda Cynon Taf
Cllr Anna Day, Bexley
Cllr Frank De Molfetta, Lancashire
Cllr Tracy Dearing, Hull
Cllr Daniel Death, Cardiff
Cllr Maureen Delahunty-Kehoe, Liverpool
Cllr Jill Desayrah, Worcester
Cllr Isidoros Diakides, Haringey
Cllr Lizzy Diggins, Oxford
Cllr Aydin Dikerdem, Wandsworth
Cllr Audrey Dinnall, Nottingham
Cllr Iva Divkovic, Cambridge
Cllr Liz Dixon, Brent
Cllr Hosnieh Djafari-Marbini, Oxford
Cllr Kevin Docherty, North Lanarkshire
Cllr Martin Donaghy, Bolton
Cllr Paul Donovan, Redbridge
Cllr Mary Dooley, Bolsover
Cllr Jade Doswell, Manchester
Cllr David Downes, Bolsover
Cllr Sarah Doyle, Liverpool
Cllr Pat Draper, Wigan
Cllr Archie Dryburgh, Dumfries and Galloway
Cllr Robert Dryden, Cambridge
Cllr Stephanie Duckett, North Yorkshire
Cllr Paula Dunne, Oxford
Cllr Katie Dye, Leeds
Cllr John Eagle, Gateshead
Cllr Deborah Earl, Cumbria
Cllr Jim Ellis, Rugby
Cllr Tony Ethapemi, Brent
Cllr Maya Evans, Hastings
Cllr John Fahy, Greenwich
Cllr Rob Fail, Wyre
Cllr Luke Farley, Leeds
Cllr Josie Farrar, Wakefield
Cllr Jo Farrell, Blackpool
Cllr Helen Fentimen, City of London
Cllr Louise Fenwick, Durham
Cllr Larry Ferguson, Bexley
Cllr Eric Firth, Kirklees
Cllr Mark Fletcher, Horsforth
Cllr Linda Foley, Manchester
Cllr Elaine Forehead, Caerphilly
Cllr Robert Foster, North Ayrshire
Cllr Paul Foster, South Ribble
Cllr Sam Foster, Southwark
Cllr Theresa Fowler, Brighton and Hove
Cllr Stan Fox, Bolsover
Cllr Andrew Fox-Hewitt, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Cllr Keith Franks, Selby
Cllr Kathleen Fraser, Brent
Cllr Steve Fritchley, Bolsover
Cllr Michael Frost, Weymouth
Cllr David Furnell, Southampton
Cllr Clare Gamble, Stockton-on-Tees
Cllr Alan Gardiner, Hull
Cllr John Gardner, Stevenage
Cllr Emma Garner, Halton
Cllr John Garvani, Leeds
Cllr Erica Gbajumo, Brent
Cllr Jane Gebbie, Bridgend
Cllr Ruth George, Derbyshire
Cllr Joseph Ghayouba, Copeland
Cllr Amal Ghusain, Exeter
Cllr Alice Gilderdale, Cambridge
Cllr Mick Gilgunn, Islington
Cllr Cathy Glynn-Davies, Worthing
Cllr Paul Goggin, Bristol
Cllr Rosa Gomez, Redbridge
Cllr Louise Goodall, Halton
Cllr Zoe Goodman, Bristol
Cllr Steve Goodman, City of London
Cllr Tony Gosling, North Lincolnshire
Cllr Yannis Gourtsoyannis, Haringey
Cllr Sarah Gow, Gravesham
Cllr Penny Gowland, Nottinghamshire
Cllr Phil Graham, Islington
Cllr Gwen Grahl, Brent
Cllr Stephanie Grant, Basingstoke
Cllr Anne Gray, Charnwood
Cllr Jamie Green, Cardiff
Cllr Sharon Greer, Glasgow
Cllr Sue Gregson, West Lancashire
Cllr Tony Griffin, Rotherham
Cllr Stephanie Grimshaw, Neath Port Talbot
Cllr Christine Guinness, Rushmoor
Cllr Makbule Gunes, Haringey
Cllr Ryan Hack, Brent
Cllr Sarah Hacker, Reading
Cllr Daren Hale, Hull
Cllr Joe Hale, Swansea
Cllr David Hall, East Lindsey
Cllr Kate Halliday, Shropshire
Cllr Sean Halsall, Sefton
Cllr Colin Hamilton, Charnwood
Cllr Sally Handley, Cheshire East
Cllr Pat Hanlon, West Suffolk
Cllr Joe Hanson, Liverpool
Cllr Billy Harding, Lewisham
Cllr Dave Harling, Blackburn
Cllr Sarah Harper-Riches, Hull
Cllr Richard Harrington, Rugby
Cllr Dave Harris, Essex
Cllr Holly Harrison-Mullane, Haringey
Cllr Colin Hartley, Lancaster
Cllr Jude Harvey, Adur
Cllr Lucille Harvey, Liverpool
Cllr Marnie Havard, Rotherham
Cllr Mike Hawkins, Cumbria
Cllr Tyler Hawkins, Kirklees
Cllr Chris Hayden, Bradford
Cllr Elizabeth Hayden, Liverpool
Cllr Ruth Hayes, Islington
Cllr Mairead Healy, Cambridge
Cllr Dan Hermitage, Worthing
Cllr Jools Heselwood, Leeds
Cllr Rob Higgins, Newcastle
Cllr Debbie Hilal, Manchester
Cllr Alex Hilton, Chorley
Cllr Bill Hinds, Salford
Cllr Jim Hobson, Blackpool
Cllr Steven Hogben, Cheshire East
Cllr Cameron Holloway, Cambridge
Cllr Max Holloway, Welwyn Hatfield
Cllr Mark Hopkinson, Thanet
Cllr Keith Hoptroff, Staffordshire Moorlands
Cllr Fianna Hornby, Trafford
Cllr Marilyn Houston, Cheshire East
Cllr Sharon Howard, Barnsley
Cllr Tony Howard, East Lindsey
Cllr Christine Howard, Sefton
Cllr Margaret Howard, Worthing
Cllr Linda Hughes, Darlington
Cllr Rachel Hughes, Rotherham
Cllr Jemima Hunt, Oxford
Cllr Shaukat Hussain, Blackburn
Cllr Shah Hussain, Burnley
Cllr Manzoor Hussain, Barking and Dagenham
Cllr Adrian Hussey, Caerphilly
Cllr Colin Hutchinson, Calderdale
Cllr Sara Hyde, Islington
Cllr Tammy Hymas, Haringey
Cllr Eddie Hyndes, Horsforth
Cllr Emina Ibrahim, Haringey
Cllr Dawn Ingram-Jones, Caerphilly
Cllr Ian Irvine, Crawley
Cllr Ziaul Islam, Birmingham
Cllr Anamul Islam, Newham
Cllr Dahabo Isse, Kensington and Chelsea
Cllr Rosalind Jackson, East Lindsey
Cllr Jason Jackson, Islington
Cllr Phil Jackson, Nottingham
Cllr Lou Jackson, South Ribble
Cllr Sue Jameson, Haringey
Cllr Kerry Jenkins, Birmingham
Cllr David Jenkins, Leeds
Cllr Ankunda Joel Matsiko, Nottingham
Cllr Tony Johnson, Cannock Chase
Cllr Janice Johnson, Rossendale
Cllr Laura Johnson, Southwark
Cllr Marcus Johnstone, Burnley
Cllr Gary Jones, Carmarthenshire
Cllr Linda Jones-Bulman, Copeland
Cllr Clare Joseph, Hackney
Cllr Sabia Kamali, Newham
Cllr Chris Kane, Bolsover
Cllr Kamaljit Kaur, Slough
Cllr Heather Keen, Thanet
Cllr Alf Kelly, Falkirk
Cllr Daniel Kennelly, Brent
Cllr Brian Kenny, Wirral
Cllr Amanda Kerr, North Ayrshire
Cllr Michelle Keutenius, Folkestone and Hythe
Cllr Kiran Khan, Crawley
Cllr Yasmin Khan, Crawley
Cllr Musarrat Khan, Kirklees
Cllr Pete Kilbane, York
Cllr Paul Kimber, Dorset
Cllr Mandy King, Lancaster
Cllr Malcolm King, Wrexham
Cllr Tom Kirkham, Bolsover
Cllr Pavlos Kotsonis, Nottingham
Cllr Frazer Lake, Liverpool
Cllr Reuben Lake, Portland
Cllr Peter Lamb, Crawley
Cllr Sunny Lambe, Southwark
Cllr Shirley Langford, Torridge
Cllr Sean Laws, Sunderland
Cllr Jo Lawson, Kirklees
Cllr Hannah Lawson, Swansea
Cllr Frances Leach, City of London
Cllr Karen Lee, Lincolnshire
Cllr Denise Lelliott, Rotherham
Cllr Jessica Lennox, Leeds
Cllr Sue Lent, Cardiff
Cllr Philippa Leonard, Caerphilly
Cllr Rory Leonard, Stockport
Cllr Lisa Lewis, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Cllr Gina Lewis, Cheshire West and Chester
Cllr Barry Lewis, Kent
Cllr Erica Lewis, Lancaster
Cllr Giovanna Lewis, Portland
Cllr Michael Lilley, Colchester
Cllr Jeff Lilley, North East Derbyshire
Cllr Joan Lilly, Knowsley
Cllr George Lindars-Hammond, Sheffield
Cllr Bryan Lodge, Sheffield
Cllr Katie Lomas, York
Cllr Paul Longton, Wyre
Cllr Fazila Loonat, Kirklees
Cllr Laura Lunnbates, Sefton
Cllr Tony Lywood, Cumbria
Cllr Peter Mabon, East Ayrshire
Cllr Ben Mackmurdie, Islington
Cllr Ahmed Mahbub, Haringey
Cllr Shahzad Malik, Crawley
Cllr Barrie Margetts, Southampton
Cllr Pauline Markham, Barnsley
Cllr Billy Marrat, Liverpool
Cllr Dee Martin, Ealing
Cllr Jade Martin, Great Yarmouth
Cllr Lisa Martin, Leeds
Cllr Nadia Martin, Rushmoor
Cllr Paul Martin, Wirral
Cllr Mary Mason, Haringey
Cllr Rachel Massey, Rochdale
Cllr David Mayer, Newport
Cllr James McAsh, Southwark
Cllr Harry McCarthy, Kirklees
Cllr Anne McCormack, St Helens
Cllr Peter McDonald, Bromsgrove
Cllr Cathie McEwing, Southampton
Cllr Mary McGarry, Cardiff
Cllr John McGhee, East Ayrshire
Cllr Duncan McGregor, Bolsover
Cllr Alan McGuckin, Cumbria
Cllr Kimberly McIntosh, Southwark
Cllr Kevin McKeon, Bolton
Cllr Graham McKnight, West Sussex
Cllr Maurice Mcleod, Wandsworth
Cllr Matthew McLoughlin, Kirklees
Cllr Shane McMurray, Hull
Cllr Tim Mickleburgh, North East Lincolnshire
Cllr Paul Millar, East Devon
Cllr Lora Miller-Jones, Haverhill
Cllr Ruth Milsom, Sheffield
Cllr Graham Minshaw, Copeland
Cllr Lauren Mitchell, Ashfield
Cllr Mary Mitchell, Brent
Cllr Janet Mobbs, Stockport
Cllr Clive Moesby, Bolsover
Cllr Anthony Molloy, Brent
Cllr Debby Monkhouse, Swanage
Cllr Robert Mooney, Glasgow
Cllr Tracey Moran, Doncaster
Cllr Chris Morgan, Caerphilly
Cllr Sean Morgan, Caerphilly
Cllr Johns Morgan, Gloucestershire
Cllr Graham Morgan, Knowsley
Cllr Hazel Morris, Swansea
Cllr Pam Moseley, Shropshire
Cllr Nabeela Mowlana, Sheffield
Cllr Khaled Moyeed, Haringey
Cllr Yusuf Mukhtar, Barking and Dagenham
Cllr Sara Muldowney, Thurrock
Cllr Declan Mulholland, Durham
Cllr Stephen Munby, Liverpool
Cllr Edward Mundy, Oxford
Cllr Tom Munro, Bolsover
Cllr Thomas Murphy, Chesterfield
Cllr Anne Murphy, Sheffield
Cllr Lucy Musk, Welwyn Hatfield
Cllr Danny Myers, York
Cllr Jabu Nala-Hartley, Oxford
Cllr Matt Nathan, Islington
Cllr Lewis Nelson, Salford
Cllr Nathalie Nicholas, Liverpool
Cllr Rosie Nicola, Hull
Cllr Robyn Norfolk, Worcester
Cllr George Norman, York
Cllr Peter North, Hull
Cllr Theresa Norton, Scarborough
Cllr Steve Nott, Barrow
Cllr Stephen Nott, Barrow
Cllr Bob Noyce, Crawley
Cllr Laurence O’Connor, Lewes
Cllr Gary O’Donnell, Leicester
Cllr Una O’Halloran, Islington
Cllr David O’Hara, Blackpool
Cllr Carol O’Neal, Adur
Cllr Lawrence O’Neill, West Dunbarton
Cllr Ann O’Byrne, Liverpool
Cllr Phillip O’Dell, Harrow
Cllr Angie O’Grady, Conwy
Cllr Trish Oliver, Exeter
Cllr Alison Owen, Babergh
Cllr Emily Owen, Conwy
Cllr Jacqueline Owen, Tameside
Cllr Suzanne Paddison, Neath Port Talbot
Cllr Rosemary Pantelakis, Hull
Cllr Gillian Pardesi, Stafford
Cllr Nathan Pardoe, Cheshire West and Chester
Cllr Kevin Pardy, Shropshire
Cllr Minesh Parekh, Sheffield
Cllr Bernard Parkes, Portland
Cllr Carralyn Parkes, Portland
Cllr Jean Parr, Lancashire
Cllr Liz Parsons, Liverpool
Cllr Mili Patel, Brent
Cllr Nayab Patel, Nottingham
Cllr Siobhan Paterson, Falkirk
Cllr Keith Patience, East Suffolk
Cllr Scott Patient, Calderdale
Cllr George Pattison, Newcastle
Cllr Sandra Peake, Bolsover
Cllr Adrian Pearce, Tameside
Cllr Nadine Peatfield, Derby
Cllr Nicholas Peel, Bolton
Cllr Lynn Petrini, Hull
Cllr Tom Pilkington, Bury
Cllr Alex Pimm, Newport
Cllr Bob Piper, Sandwell
Cllr Andy Platt, Stoke-on-Trent
Cllr Nancy Platts, Brighton and Hove
Cllr Sam Pollen, Copeland
Cllr Reginald Popoola, Southwark
Cllr Jane Pothecary, Thurrock
Cllr Georgia Power, Nottingham
Cllr Denver Preece, Caerphilly
Cllr Susanna Pressel, Oxford
Cllr Stephen Price, Conwy
Cllr John Price, Sunderland
Cllr James Pritchard, Caerphilly
Cllr Steve Pritchard, Crawley
Cllr Nicola Pryce-Roberts, West Lancashire
Cllr Richard Quigley, Isle of Wight
Cllr Nick Raine, Nottingham
Cllr Sheila Ramsdale, Wigan
Cllr Tony Randerson, Scarborough
Cllr Cheryl Raynor, Wyre
Cllr Angharad Rebecca Aubrey, Neath Port Talbot
Cllr Robert Redfern, Lancaster
Cllr Jack Redmond, Falkirk
Cllr George Redmond, Glasgow
Cllr Peter Rees, Neath Port Talbot
Cllr Patricia Reid, Basildon
Cllr Julie Reid, Manchester
Cllr Andrea Reid, South Gloucestershire
Cllr Gina Reynolds, Salford
Cllr Sue Riley, Monmouthshire
Cllr Kevin Ritchie, Leeds
Cllr Laura Robertson-Collins, Liverpool
Cllr Oliver Robinson, Lancaster
Cllr Christine Robinson, Lewes
Cllr Dave Robinson, Sefton
Cllr Hannah Robinson-Smith, Salford
Cllr Steve Robson, Barrow
Cllr Robert Roche, Luton
Cllr Harrison Rone-Clarke, Bromsgrove
Cllr Peter Rooney, Cheshire West and Chester
Cllr Mick Rooney, Sheffield
Cllr Diane Roscoe, Sefton
Cllr Dan Rose, Flintshire
Cllr Jake Rubin, Brent
Cllr Zee Russell, Wolverhampton
Cllr Antonia Ryan, Central Bedfordshire
Cllr Maxine Sadza, Southend
Cllr Jonathan Saksena, Preston
Cllr Sue Sampson, Hounslow
Cllr John Savage, Southampton
Cllr Rudi Schmidt, Lewisham
Cllr Andrew Scopes, Leeds
Cllr Jocelynne Scutt, Cambridge
Cllr Caroline Selman, Hackney
Cllr Salman Shaheen, Hounslow
Cllr Mohammed Shahzad, Leeds
Cllr Baggy Shanker, Derby
Cllr Janice Sharratt, Wigan
Cllr David Shaw, Doncaster
Cllr Kevin Shaw, Durham
Cllr Pete Shears, Dundee
Cllr Lanie Shears, Harlow
Cllr David Sheppard, Rotherham
Cllr Liam Shrivastava, Lewisham
Cllr Mandy Shrive, East Staffordshire
Cllr Edward Siddall High Peak
Cllr Lena Simic, Liverpool
Cllr Michelle Simmons-Safo, Haringey
Cllr Lakhvinder Singh, South Derbyshire
Cllr Raja Smita, Crawley
Cllr Audrey Smith, Calderdale
Cllr Laura Smith, Cheshire East
Cllr Dawn Smith, Worthing
Cllr David Smith, West Suffolk
Cllr Liz Smyth, Bolsover
Cllr Luke Sorba, Lewisham
Cllr Euan Stainbank, Falkirk
Cllr Debs Stainforth, Adur
Cllr Anne Stennett, Haringey
Cllr Alan Stinchcombe, Haverhill
Cllr Mary Stirzaker, Wyre
Cllr Lyn Suddards, Ashford
Cllr Saima Suleman, Birmingham
Cllr Abu Sultan, Bedford
Cllr Pete Sunter, Carlisle
Cllr Sam Swash, Flintshire
Cllr Samuel Sweek, Huntingdon
Cllr Janet Tait, Bolsover
Cllr Hau-Yu Tam, Lewisham
Cllr Nicola Taylor, Bexley
Cllr Brian Taylor, Blackburn
Cllr Elaine Taylor, Oldham
Cllr John Taylor, Tameside
Cllr Emma Taylor, Worthing
Cllr Russell Tennant, Nelson
Cllr Yvonne Tennant, Nelson
Cllr Michael Thomas Pevitt, Salford
Cllr Carl Thomas, Caerphilly
Cllr Imogen Thomas, Oxford
Cllr Anna Thompson, Hull
Cllr Denise Thompson, Hull
Cllr Rose Thompson, Trafford
Cllr Joe Thompson, Calderdale
Cllr Kath Thomson, High Peak
Cllr Katie Thornburrow, Cambridge
Cllr Kieran Thorpe, Welwyn Hatfield
Cllr Matthew Tiller, Wandsworth
Cllr Michael Titherington, South Ribble
Cllr Matthew Tomlinson, South Ribble
Cllr Chloe Tomlinson, Southwark
Cllr Ryan Towers, Chorley
Cllr Samantha Townsend, Durham
Cllr Lisa Trickett, Birmingham
Cllr Claudia Turbet-Delof, Hackney
Cllr Rita Turner, Bolsover
Cllr Mike Turner, Hastings
Cllr Nanouche Umeadi, Camden
Cllr John Usher, Sunderland
Cllr Sheldon Vestey, Sutton
Cllr Sue Vincent, Camden
Cllr Lee Waker, Barking and Dagenham
Cllr Phil Waker, Barking and Dagenham
Cllr Diko Walcott, Oxford
Cllr Louise Walker, East Staffordshire
Cllr Paul Walker, East Staffordshire
Cllr Jen Walker, Rushcliffe
Cllr Margaret Walker, South Lanarkshire
Cllr Carl Walker, Worthing
Cllr Pauline Wallis, Milton Keynes
Cllr Joe Walsh, Wirral
Cllr Laurence Walsh, Trafford
Cllr Emma Ward, Charnwood
Cllr Tony Wardle, Exeter
Cllr Gary Wareing, Hull
Cllr Jimmy Warne, Sunderland
Cllr Carran Waterfield, Sefton
Cllr Amanda Watkins, Cherwell
Cllr Jessica Webb, Hackney
Cllr Angelo Weekes, Islington
Cllr Eileen Weir, Copeland
Cllr Paul Westley, Leicester
Cllr Paul Weston, Stockton-on-Tees
Cllr Jill Weston, Welwyn Hatfield
Cllr Jeanette Whalen, Carlisle
Cllr David Whitaker, Lancaster
Cllr Paul White, Wandsworth
Cllr John Whitworth, Newham
Cllr Rosey Whorlow, Worthing
Cllr Patrick Wilkinson, Hull
Cllr Dan Wilkinson, Maidstone
Cllr Helen Williams, Dover
Cllr Adele Williams, Nottingham
Cllr Simon Willis, Hastings
Cllr Stuart Wilson, North Lincolnshire
Cllr Jason Wood, Lancaster
Cllr Charles Woodgate, Dover
Cllr Kristian Woodland, Caerphilly
Cllr Cate Woodward, Nottingham
Cllr Alexandra Worrell, Haringey
Cllr Paul Wray, Leeds
Cllr Ceri Wright, Caerphilly
Cllr Annette Wright, Manchester
Cllr Penny Wrout, Hackney
Cllr Taiba Yasseen, Rotherham
Cllr Jack Youd, Salford
Cllr Sarah Young, Hackney
Cllr Charlotte Zosseder, Dover


  1. 16 from Leeds. A certain poster here would say that the entire 600 of them are ‘engineering’ their own sacking. Bring it on!

    See what happens when we give power to a psychotic sociopath like Starmer? Imagine if he ever got to Downing Street.

    The fact that the synchronised-MSM is 100% in his corner tells me that this is all a WEF/Trilateral Commission scheme and that, as with the scamdemic health ’emergency’, we are being lied to, played and swindled.

    1. When six hundred councillors very publicly show revolt against the regime then its a crucial moment in time for the labour party.much like the Berlin wall coming down.Will a compliant membership who have bankrolled this knight of the realm and his appalling regime suddenly sprout cajones…..unlikely methinks and its basically a sign that the deck chairs have been moved around and the orchestra keeps playing the same old tunes as the ship sinks.into oblivion..hopefully.

      1. Reply to Joseph O Keefe
        The 600 councillors are members of the Labour party too. People have an absolute right to decide whether to stay in the party or resign. If they decide to stay – like these councillors – they should not be mocked or criticised for doing so.

      2. True enough Joseph. Well done Skwawky, a roll call of honour. This will please some of my depressed neighbours who remain party members. They have had many bitter moments, perhaps this will reinvigorate them. I may have left the hovel but I don’t hate the inhabitants, including our Caribbean correspondent., I still love em. However,….

  2. The Councillors talk about more billionaires than ever. That’s right but we also have more multimillionaires than ever before – Keir Starmer is one of them.
    It is unrealistic therefore to expect this ultra wealthy man to show any solidarity with or support for workers forced to take strike action because they can’t live on the wages they are paid due to rocketing price increases and inflation.

    1. Smartboy – how is Starmer a millionaire ?

      I hope that his pension pot is not counted
      in the calculation – because that was also
      used against Corbyn!

      1. Reply to Holby
        I saw the figure of 7 million somewhere on the internet. I couldn’t remember where so I tried to check it out before replying to you. l I found a Daily Express article ( I don’t read the Express so I don’t know where I first saw the figure)saying that Starmer was worth 7.7million.
        I know you can’t believe anything you read in the papers (particularly any Tory supporting paper like the Express) but given that Starmer is a member of the Trilateral commission ( a society for the advancement of policies which will benefit the mega rich. Membership is by invitation only) I expect the amount is, if anything, slightly under estimated.

    2. As an avowed materialist Smartboy, I take slight issue with the claim that it’s Starmer’s wealth that makes him an ineffective/bad Labour leader. Jeremy C. is also a multi-millionaire.

      Starmer’s problem is either -like austerity- a ‘political choice’ or a personality/mental health/ ethical/ psychological/educational issue.

      Economically, he’s hard-right (although Rachel Reeves probably thinks he’s dangerously left wing) and the question is, is this situation usual or normal for a labour member or supporter, OR is he an entryist possibly being paid or rewarded to destroy the political threat (to the powers-that-be) that a Corbyn-renovated Labour party could be .

      I know what I think. YMMV

      1. Ouch! A Materialist!? That hurts, Qwertboi!?
        I have no envy for another person’s money or belongings, I think that I have been on a path of minimalism both for my personal choice and circumstance for so long now, that I have entirely forgotten the times of plenty and my own material desires.
        They were never mainstream desires, but materialist no less. If we lived in a healthy nation, where there is no fear for tomorrow, it would be a natural thing for people to desire that what makes them feel good, a painting a collection of glass, a classic car in the doing up, etc.
        This is exactly why I like to speak of The PEOPLE and not classes/Pollster Categorisations, because it should not matter what one has and another doesn’t have. As long as the common goal is to improve the lives of The PEOPLE. tt should only matter that all pay tax and that the Government uses that money to provide value for money, an abundance of inclusive servicies of equally high standards Nationwide.
        I understand now why you struggle with my suggestion that one rate of tax accross the board is good enough, more than enough, as long as all the rich pay their full Percentage of tax the same. I wonder if you can understand why as a pauper I don’t want to see the rich taxed more than me, I never want to feel beholden to them, them seering down on ‘me’ at he ultra high standard school gate, because I only pay 20% of my pittance and they 45% of their fortunes. By all paying 20%/25%/35%/etc it doesn’t matter how your walk of life changes you can always hold your head up high! To me it just too much like making the poor doff their caps.
        So, I do appologise for judging your or anyone else’s Materialism, whether I like it or not it’s your bussiness, you earned it. I can only advise as I do and will that we all consider less want and more need. That is the only means to chance we have without any violent revolutions, by hitting their pockets.

      2. quertboi. Materialism is a futility for those who have seen wealth but gave it away because it means nothing to them
        they already have freedom and cut themselves off from the old life thats worthless.
        “Man does not live by bread alone”Great wealth is freedom from worry without being frightened of the future because theres nothing to fear..You don’t have to be religious to believe in redemption . ….but the incentive to live a happy life is a perception that divides us.
        And as long as true evil rules the world then redemption and peace are impossible….Lifes a jungle out there.

      3. That sums up the Tax Coffer purpose just nicely!
        If every bugger paid their full tax every Homeless will have a home, no child will be hungry, all children will be fed and educated to the highest degree and no parent will lay in bed worried about their children’s university fees, future prospects or even if they do fail at the walk of life, we would be a healthy wholsome society.
        The Tax Coffer is god Joseph, I’ve seen the light brother, I’ve seen the light :):):)

      4. nellykskelly, I’m a scientist, so, of course I am a materialist. I use the word ‘materialist’ in its proper sense, where, philosophically at least, it is contrasted with ‘idealist’.

        Without materialism, socialism cannot exist and is just a series of nutty ideas. Basic stuff.

        I suspect you know that, but this (excellent overview by Rob Hoveman) might help people who haven’t thought it through.

      5. Didn’t see your messages sorry, thank you I will have a read. No as I said it is not for me to judge and being autistic I should know better than to dis materialism.
        It felt like cutting off limbs getting rid of my ‘stuff’ but I managed and swung it the other way into minimalism verging on purism for so long that I forgot, I guess.
        No you have what you need and bloody enjoy it, you’ve worked for it.

      6. Reply to Qwertboi
        It is my understanding that Jeremy Corbyn’s house in London is very valuable. It is a very ordinary house which he bought many years ago but given London house prices it is now worth a lot of money and it is the equity in his home rather than paid directorships, the after dinner speech circuit ,expenses claims etc that make him wealthy.
        Regarding Starmer I think your comments about him being an entryist are correct. I have thought that for a long time.

  3. All 600 hundred so called labour councillors Hated us and Hated Corbyn! Only an idiot would trust this desperate seat saving move today…

    1. Maybe not every one of them, but of the 16 Leeds CC councillors who signed it, more than half of them definitely fall into that category Andrew, and are in ‘seat-saving’ mode.

      1. Remember the Lie of Antisemitism and the planned and deliberate accusations attacks and threats and never trust any of them again. Our children and grand children depend on it, we need a new party and movement…

    2. Perhaps they have had a Damascene moment and can sense a new moos in the working class. That is what we want isn’t it? For the right to get an understanding of the seriousness of the situation, here and abroad.

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