letter in Hackney Gazette (June 2004)

The Independent Working Class Association would like to thank everyone who voted for our candidate Lorna Reid in the London mayoral election.

It is clear from the results that the majority of our votes came from areas such as Hackney and Islington where we have been active on local level for some time.

Unlike the other parties, the IWCA isn’t mainly about elections – we ran a mayoral campaign to raise awareness of our community politics in working class areas. We would therefore like to invite any Hackney residents (whether they voted for us or not) who are concerned about anti-social behaviour, housing repairs and transfers, or defending our vital community facilities from privatisation to get in touch.

Carl Taylor
Hackney IWCA