Lynne Jones MP endorses Salma Yaqoob for MP
‘Retiring Labour MP Lynne Jones has dropped a bombshell on her party by backing a candidate from a rival party to replace her in the House of Commons.
Dr Jones is refusing to vote for Roger Godsiff, the Labour candidate in the Birmingham constituency where she lives.
Instead, she is supporting Salma Yaqoob, high-profile candidate for the Respect Party and a Sparkbrook councillor.
Her announcement is a blow to Labour’s hopes of holding on to the Hall Green constituency, where it was already facing a strong challenge from Respect…’ Continue reading at the Birmingham Post here.
Selly Oak MP Lynne Jones ‘not happy’ over candidate – BBC News, 09.04.10
Selly Oak Labour MP won’t support colleague at general election – Birmingham Mail, 09.04.10
Respect’s Yaqoob is best choice claims Labour MP – Morning Star, 09.04.10
JONES ENDORSES YAQOOB – WITHOUT ACTUALLY SAYING SO – The Stirrer, 08.04.10
LABOUR MP JONES TO BACK RIVAL PARTY – The Stirrer, 07.04.10
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Investment not cuts
Slashing public spending will only deepen the recession. Instead of the obsession with cuts we need to invest for growth. This will allow Government income to rise and will cut unemployment. That is the best way to reduce the national debt.
Troops out of Afghanistan
Too many lives have been lost. Escalating the conflict will only make things worse. We need to find a peaceful solution.
New Green Deal
Invest in Green technology to save our planet. the UK could create up to 400,000 jobs in new green industries, instead of wasting tens of billions of pounds on ID cards and Trident nuclear weapons.
One Society, Many Cultures
Everyone is equal no matter their race, religion or lifestyle. We are differet, but we are one society. We should not be divided by racism and intolerance.
For more about the things the Respect party and its candidates stands for, visit: www.therespectparty.net and www.salmayaqoob.com.
Salma Yaqoob is standing for MP in Birmingham Hall Green
This May you have the chance to elect a new MP. Salma Yaqoob is a brave and committed campaigner. She will speak up for you.
– Fed up with politicians lining their own pockets?
– Angry at bankers keeping their bonuses?
– Let down by the lies that took us to war in Iraq and Afghanistan?
She can do it!
In the 2005 General Election, Salma almost won with 10,498 votes.
Lib Dems trailed in THIRD and Conservatives FOURTH.
Only Salma can beat Labour in Birmingham Hall Green!
Labour in trouble – Labour was shocked to have its majority slashed from 16,246 to 3,289 in 2005. Since then they have become even more unpopular.
Lib Dems struggling – Jerry Evans’ vote reduced by half in his own Springfield ward in 2008.
In 2009 they only polled 500 votes in the Sparkbrook by-election. Lib Dems are losing support and cannot win.
For more: www.salmayaqoob.com
Here are the latest videos for Salma Yaqoob. For more, visit her official YouTube page here.
Larches Park Community Fun Day
Bristol Respect Campaign Team
Desi Donors – Amun Ali Appeal
The 'Salma Yaqoob for MP' election billboard poster is unveiled
Support for Salma Yaqoob’s Hall Green election campaign continued this weekend as residents, volunteers and supporters joined the campaign drive in the Birmingham constituency of Hall Green.
As billboards went up, new leaflets were delivered and Salma and her team knocked on doors to speak directly to local residents about their concerns.
Campaigning will be taking place throughout the week and every weekend so if you’d like to help, get in touch by calling: 078 121 72885. Our office is based in Walford Road, Sparkhill B11.
More information: www.salmayaqoob.com