Election Address from the Communists

The Communists and Liberal Democrats sent their election address late. However, in the interests of democracy I have decided to publish them – but with the penalty of getting just one day’s publicity.

“Britain is ruled by an arrogant, rich and corrupt elite. Only one candidate will oppose them without fear or favour”  – ROB GRIFFITHS, the Welsh Communist Party candidate

Only ONE candidate in this by-election stands for ALL of these policies:

  • TAX the rich, big business and financial speculation – CUT VAT
  • Defend jobs, industry and public services
  • INCREASE pensions, benefits and student grants
  • Invest in public sector HOUSING
  • Close British-run tax havens around the world
  • CUT gas and electricity prices
  • Take gas, electricity, the railways and the City of London into PUBLIC OWNERSHIP
  • Use nationalised banks to provide loans to home-buyers, small businesses and productive industry
  • Oppose the big business policies of the European Union
  • BRING THE TROOPS HOME from Afghanistan immediately
  • Scrap the next generation of British nuclear weapons

If you AGREE –why vote for candidates who support big business, privatisation and war?

A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM ROB GRIFFITHS (not written by a spin doctor from Head Office)

Dear Elector,

Most people are sick of professional politicians –and so am I.

You don’t need another careerist, a party hack or some new arrival from London.

I hope you want an MP who has lived in this community for more than a few months, who knows its problems and who will campaign with local people to make things better.

As your MP, I would take only the average wage for the area. I will vote against everything that makes ordinary people poorer and rich people richer.

I won’t be grovelling for a junior post in Parliament, or taking money from lobbyists or business.

I’m a socialist, brought up and still living in the constituency. Please don’t vote for me if you want a Blue, Yellow or Pink Tory who’s looking for a cushy career.

Yours sincerely,

Rob Griffiths


ROB GRIFFITHS was brought up in Llanrumney and went to Bryn Hafod primary school. He has lived in Splott for the past ten years.

His mother was an NHS typist. His father was a printer with the Empire News and the Western Mail.

Rob went to Cardiff High School, where he was in the football and rugby teams. He was also a member of Splott YMCA boxing club.

He has been a construction worker, a civil servant, a parliamentary research officer, a lecturer and a trade union tutor. A trade unionist all his working life, he is a past Welsh president of AUEW-TASS and now a member of UNITE.

He has three daughters and five grand-children.

Rob is now the General Secretary of the Communist Party.

He has contested numerous local, Welsh Assembly, General and European elections.

He has campaigned locally against the housing leasehold system, racism and fuel price rises, and in favour of a Parliament for Wales, public services and free Welsh-medium nursery education.

Rob is currently the Chair of Cardiff Against the Incinerator.

For a socialist MP on November 15


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