29th April 2016

Manifesto Launch #AE16

Labour Alternative to Launch Manifesto at Teenage Kicks Mural 10.30am Sat 30th April, Bridge End New cross-community, left-wing party Labour Alternative is to publicly launch its manifesto for next week’s Assembly election at the Teenage Kicks mural at Bridge End in Belfast tomorrow, with the party’s three young candidates and supporters present. The document is entitled ‘Time for a New …

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26th April 2016

Labour Alternative Raises “Serious Questions” About Water Metering

Labour Alternative committed to organising non-payment if charges introduced Speaking today, Courtney Robinson –  Labour Alternative candidate for East Belfast – raised “serious questions” about water metering:   Courtney explained: “I have been contacted by residents on the Holywood Road who have documented water meters being installed in their area. Meters have been installed at all new houses for some time and …

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16th April 2016

Come to the Big Leftie Anti-Dinosaur Quiz

Big Leftie Anti-Dinosaur Quiz 8.30pm Thurs 21st April, McHugh’s Basement, Belfast £6/person, everyone welcome. Spot prizes and raffles   All proceeds go to Labour Alternative election campaign FACEBOOK EVENT Come along at 7.30pm if you’re interested in getting active in the campaign or click here For more info, contact Kevin on 07593731551

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14th April 2016

Courtney Hits Out at Precious Life Appeal for Support

Courtney Robinson our Labour Alternative candidate for East Belfast – has sent a scathing reply to an appeal for support from anti-abortion group Precious Life. An email from Bernadette Smyth asked if Labour Alternative would “defend the right to life of all unborn children in Northern Ireland”. Along with over 200 others, Ms Robinson signed a public letter admitting to …

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13th April 2016

Labour Alternative Welcomes NILRC Labour Rebel Candidates

Labour Alternative welcomes the decision by local members of the British Labour Party to stand in the upcoming Assembly election under the banner of Northern Ireland Labour Representation Committee (NILRC). An opportunity to begin building a credible, anti-sectarian voice for the working class is posed and must be seized. That is precisely why Labour Alternative was launched. The growth in …

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12th April 2016

Youngest Candidate Standing for Labour Alternative

“Stormont parties are to blame for disengagement amongst young people” “My generation are not apathetic.” “Young people should register to have their voices heard on 5th May” Courtney Robinson – contesting East Belfast for Labour Alternative – is the youngest candidate standing in the Assembly election on 5th May, at the age of 18. Our South Belfast candidate, Sean Burns (19), follows closely …

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11th April 2016

Don’t Vote for Dinosaurs!

Labour Alternative candidates Courtney Robinson (18, East Belfast) and Sean Burns (19, South Belfast) have put up a new poster on LGBT equality and the right to choose across their constituencies. The posters have a provocative message for the electorate – “Don’t vote for dinosaurs!” Commenting on the poster, Courtney Robinson said: “Last week, a young woman received a suspended …

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6th April 2016

Woman in Abortion Case Should Not be “Demonised”

Labour Alternative spokesperson Courtney Robinson has defended the woman given a suspended sentence for using medical abortion pills and attacked the “sensationalist” media coverage of the case today. “The sensationalist coverage of the case of this young woman is disgusting. On the Nolan Show, for example, attacks on people not in a position to defend themselves are usually cut across. …

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4th April 2016

NI’s Barbaric Abortion Laws Condemned by Courtney

Northern Ireland’s abortion laws have once again been exposed as outdated and barbaric. A young woman has pleaded guilty to charges brought under legislation that is 150 years old. She has now received a three month suspended sentence. This comes after a High Court ruling which said that our abortion laws are incompatible with human rights. Courtney Robinson, Cross Community …

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