In a wide ranging interview for the North Devon Gazette Communist Party General Election Candidate Gerrard Sables explains why he is standing for parliament.  

How long have you been in politics?

I joined the Communist Party in 1972 but have been involved since 1966. I joined because I was active in the trade union movement and against apartheid, the Vietnam War and nuclear weapons.

Why have you decided to stand for election?

I want to give the vote to people who believe in socialism. I will be different from all the other candidates as I am against the monarchy, House of Lords, the European Union, NATO and capitalism. I also hate xenophobia, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia and what Shakespeare's Hamlet called "the insolence of office."

• Restore the Agricultural Wages Board

• Restore the Commission for Rural Development

• Unite to save local schools, post and health services - build housing

• Break with EU Common Agricultural Policy

• Extend the Gangmaster’s Act

• Tax super profits of the giant food retailers