Rotherham getting organised

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Wednesday, 23 January 2008, 09:03

Today's going to be another organising day. We are launching our London campaign shortly but there seems to be a never-ending list of things to do. Not that I'm complaining, especially with the 100-odd people who have offered their services as volunteers. A fantastic response. Hopefully this year we have set in place the network to utilise these people.

Just got off the phone with Hope not Hate Yorkshire. They really are motoring in Rotherham, which is our main target authority in the region outside West Yorkshire. Hope not Hate Rotherham was formally launched last December with a meeting of over 60 people and last weekend they had a really successful activity with almost 40 people out. I know this is only the beginning as Paul and Lorraine have big plans for Rotherham over the next few months.

Talking of Yorkshire, I know it is the AGM of the regional TUC this weekend so I hope that more trade unions will get involved in the Hope not Hate campaign. (If you want to get involved in the Hope not Hate Yorkshire then contact them at

For the past few years I seem to have spent more time out of London than in it. Obviously with the London Assembly elections this will have to change for this election campaign but it is important for me and the rest of the Searchlight team not to take our eye of the ball in other areas. It is no point pegging the BNP back in London if they make substantial gains elsewhere. Over the next few weeks I will be visiting most regions meeting the unions and local anti-BNP organisers. Obviously most of these meetings are invite-only but if you are keen to get involved or are linked to a group that would like to become part of the growing Searchlight network across the country then please feel free to email me at

I'll sign off now. I have to catch a train to Barking and Dagenham.

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