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H. Bell

Tyneside Committee

Scarborough Conference Campaign

(May 1961)

Correspondence Column, Socialist Fight, Vol. 3 No. 3, May 1961, p. 3.
Transcribed by Iain Dalton.
Marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for the Encyclopaedia of Trotskyism On-Line (ETOL).

Dear Comrade,

It is becoming increasingly clear that the leadership of the Parliamentary Party and a majority on the National Executive Committee are determined to fight against the decisions of the Scarborough Conference. The situation calls for a supreme effort on the part of the rank and file in the Party and Trade Unions to resist the Leadership on this issue. Unless we ensure that Conference is accepted as the policy-making body of the Party, and insist that the National Executive Committee and the Parliamentary Party carry out this policy, then the whole future of the Party will be in jeopardy.

The Tyneside Committee, which is composed of active rank and file members of the Party and has the support of prominent Party members in the area, came into existence to rally support for this struggle. Appended to this letter is a brief statement of aims. We hope that you will agree to support the campaign by putting your signature to the statement of aims and returning it to the address below.


Yours sincerely,
H. Bell,
Joint Secretary,
1 High Street East,

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