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Croydon’s Communists pledged to step up the fight against coalition cuts today as local members confirmed that Communist Party National Secretary Ben Stevenson will stand in the forthcoming Croydon North by-election.  Mr Stevenson, who is also active on Croydon Trades Union Council, said: “We’ve had two years of coalition cuts to jobs, pensions and public services which has only further weakened Britain’s economy. And worse is to come as 80% of the cuts planned have yet to take effect.

The Communist Party has officially adopted Rob Griffiths as its prospective parliamentary candidate in the forthcoming Cardiff South & Penarth by-election.

WALES: Communist Party  general secretary Robert Griffiths is to stand in the Cardiff South & Penarth parliamentary by-election. The date for the election has yet to be announced.

Communists welcome Tory, Lib-Dem and BNP losses 

The Communist Party broadly welcomes the local elections results in England and Wales, especially the LibDem, Tory and BNP losses and the rejection of more elected mayors.

'No to Cuts! Tax the Rich!' will be the campaigning theme of Welsh Communists in the forthcoming local elections.