I am an experienced campaigner and I have been featured in national and local newspapers: the Daily Mail, Independent, the Guardian, News of the World, Swindon Advertiser, Western Daily Press, and I was once interviewed for Stars and Stripes, the newspaper for the American armed forces. I also appear regularly on BBC Wiltshire radio.Here is a selection:
You can read this report of a hustings event in Chippenham during the 2015 election. I was pleased with the following comment from the former Conservative MP:
“Afterwards Sir Richard Needham, Conservative MP of Chippenham / North Wiltshire from 1979 to 1997, said the standout speaker of the night had been Andy Newman.”
By Tim Lezard from Union News reporting how I and GMB activists working for Carillion at GWH hospital in Swindon won the 2013 South West TUC “best campaign” award: “The real heroes of the trade union movement”
The GMB trade union reports the 2013 South West TUC awards.
“Socialist Unity still documents more about the international and domestic trade union movements than any other single blog, and Andy Newman, its editor, is an immense asset to the wider cause online and off.”
By Jerome Taylor in the Independent. Mentioning my opposition to fascist manager, Paolo Di Canio at Swindon Town FC, after the controversy of his appointment at Sunderland AFC.
By Jon Prada in Spanish football paper, Terra España, on the same story: Di Canio, a la ultraderecha de la vida y del fútbol
By Sami Mokbel in 2011, reporting in the Daily Mail about the original decision to remove GMB sponsorship from Swindon Town FC on Di Canio’s appointment.
By Avantika Bhargava, in the Swindon Advertiser reporting the publication of the book “Imagined Nation, England After Britain“, which includes a chapter by me on the progressive potential of English identity.
By Adam Kula, in the Swindon Advertiser, reporting the campaign against Swindon Borough Council selling off their housing stock
By Alex Smith, at LabourList, referring to my talk at the 2010 Progressive London conference on how the left can use the Internet
A profile of me, from veteran Swindon Advertiser reporter Barrie Hudson: A fighting Spirit
By Jerome Taylor in the Independent, about how I exposed the cover up of an alleged rape by the far left group, the SWP.
picture copyright Pete Dewhirst
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