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Tuesday, May 4, 1999 Published at 16:29 GMT 17:29 UK


Other parties



A round-up of the other parties running in the Welsh Assembly elections.

Socialist Labour Party
Among its policies, the SLP is calling for full employment, a national minimum wage of 6 an hour, the repeal of all anti-trade union laws, nationalisation of industries and services, radical reform of the tax system, abolishing VAT and withrawal from the European Union.
Socialist Labour Party

Green Party
Not surprisingly, the Greens support environmentally friendly policies in areas such as the economy and transport. They also want more emphasis on health promotion rather than cures for illness, and free education for all.
Green Party

Communist Party
The Communist Party says it represents the interests of the working classes. Among its aims, it wants to increase pensions, cut arms spending and use the surplus to invest in housing, health and job creation, cut class sizes and restore student grants.
Communist Party of Great Britain

United Socialists
An alliance of Welsh socialist parties, they had wanted the Communists and SLP to join them or at least stand down, but the other two parties decided to put up their own candidates. They are committed to cutting the working week to 35 hours, nationalisation, "an immediate injection of 500m into the NHS in Wales" and a 6 minimum wage.
United Socialists

Natural Law Party
The party advocates the adoption of Vedic principles - meditation and yogic flying. The aim is to create a positive field which will bring about social change and lead to a state of heaven on earth. It also favours devolved government to take local decisions.
Natural Law Party of Wales

Rhuddlan Debt Protest Campaign
The campaign is calling for the Welsh Office to write off a "concealed" debt inherited from Rhuddlan borough council before it became a unitary authority. The debt, it says, has crippled Denby County Council and reduced spending on all services, especially education.




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