The Left

A Communist Success?

Morning Star reports:

Veteran Communist Monty Goldman is jubilant over his outstanding result in Hackney’s mayoral election this month.

Goldman, who was born and bred in the east London borough, began contesting local elections 50 years ago. This time he won 2,033 votes – or 2.2 per cent.

“This is the highest Communist vote ever achieved in my lifetime as a candidate in Hackney,” Goldman declares.

“The last time I did this well was in the 1967 Greater London Council election, when I won 1,671 votes, which worked out at over 6 per cent.”

He emphasises that his recent success “reflects the grass-roots work that the party has done in Hackney over the last 30 to 40 years.”

At this rate of progress, the revolution must truly be around the corner.

Added further in the article is the following news:

Goldman says that this may be the last time he fights an election.

“I first fought local elections when I was 24, 25,” he says, adding: “You can’t be as active, campaigning on the streets 50-odd years later.”….

But the people of Hackney will be relieved to hear that Goldman has no intention of retiring from the struggle for working people’s rights.