Frank Field to Stand as a Social Justice Candidate

Frank Field, the former Labour MP who has represented Birkenhead since 1979, has confirmed that he will contest the next General Election as a Social Justice candidate. Field quit the Labour Party in 2018 and said that the party now had a “culture of intolerance, nastiness and intimidation”.

The manifesto for The Birkenhead Social Justice Party are listed on their web-site as:

  • Abolish child poverty in Birkenhead
  • Eliminate youth unemployment and deliver Birkenhead’s homegrown strategies for local industry and the environment
  • Build the safe, secure, and affordable housing that Birkenhead needs
  • Fight back against crime and antisocial behaviour in Birkenhead
  • Gain the public transport network that Birkenhead deserves
  • Protect every worker in Birkenhead against low pay and insecure work
  • Introduce a more compassionate benefits system for disabled people in Birkenhead that protects their dignity, while ensuring the system protects Birkenhead’s pensioners
  • Defend the living standards of Birkenhead’s pensioners
  • Strengthen Birkenhead’s health and social care services