41 Medusa Road

Catford SE6 4JW 5th July 2010

Dear Colleague/ Comrade,

National gathering of progressive, community and socialist political parties

We wrote to you at the end of May to invite your organisation to an inaugural meeting of progressive, community and socialist political parties in Rugby on Saturday the 24th July 2010, 1 – 4pm.

The venue of the meeting is the Rugby United Railwaymen's Club, 102 Railway Terrace, Rugby, Warwickshire CV2 2D3

As you know, the main purpose of the meeting is to share good practice, network with each other and discuss the establishment of a national network body of regional and local parties with a representative from each affiliated organisation. To this end, we have invited all local progressive community/socialist groups, and national left/green left organisations committed to building a new Left Party, as an important area in the coming period could be to feed into any discussions on the formation of such a new party.

Registration has been agreed at £10 per organisation and a £2 observer fee, and each organisation can send up to 5 delegates. Please complete and return the Form below to register in advance, or bring it completed, with the Registration fee, on the day. It would assist us to know numbers in advance

If your organisation would like more information about the planned conference, suggested aims, or would like to raise an agenda item, feel free to contact one of the acting joint convenors as below

We look forward to hearing from you, and seeing you on July 24th. A draft agenda will be circulated a few days beforehand. The main items so far are reports from each area group/party, and the establishment of a national network committee

In Unity

Nick Long Acting Convenor (Lewisham People Before Profit Nominating officer) www.lewishampeopleb4profit.org.uk (m) 07515113390 mudesa@tiscali.co.uk

Peter McLaren Acting Convenor (Rugby Red Green Alliance; Socialist Alliance National Secretary)(m)07881520626 pete.mclaren@virgin.net


Please return to Nick long at 41 Medusa Rd, Catford, London SE6 4JW, making cheques out to “"Lewisham People Before Profit"”



We will be sending (state number) delegates to the national meeting of progressive, community and socialist political parties being held in Rugby on July 24th

We enclose a cheque for £10, made out to 'Lewisham People before profit', as our Registration fee.

We will also have observers (state number) at £2 each, and have added the appropriate amount to the cheque (delete as necessary)