The nationwide CP speaking tour is to make four stops in the South West of England. Launching the new edition of Britain's Road to Socialism, the open public meetings will discuss why Britain needs socialism more than ever, and how it can be achieved.

The events have been described by General Secretary Robert Griffiths as the “biggest and most extensive party campaign in decades” and will “roll out discussion of the CP Programme and take it through meetings and education sessions, a national speaking tour and conferences”.

As well as promoting the new edition of the party programme, the meetings coincide with the launch of a new district website, the unveiling of a new district banner and a growing membership and increasing branch activity across the region.

The meeting details are as follows:



Location: Dorchester

Date: Saturday 15th October – 12:30 start

Address: Colliton Club, Colliton Park, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ

Speakers: Robert Griffiths – CPB General Secretary

Paul Kimber – Councillor, Weymouth & Portland Borough Council

Tim Nicholls – Dorset Socialists

Carl Wainwright –  Dorset CPB Branch Secretary.



Location: Exeter

Date: Monday 17th October – 19:30 start

Address: Exeter Phoenix Centre Black Box Studio, Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS

Speakers: Robert Griffiths – CPB General Secretary

Liz Payne – CPB National Women's Organiser and South West District Chair



Location: Bridgwater.

Date: Monday 24th October –  19:00 for 19:30 start

Address: Unity House, Dampiet Street, Bridgwater, TA6 3LZ

Speaker: Robert Griffiths – CPB General Secretary



Location: Bristol

Date: Monday 28th November – 19:15 start

Address: YHA Building, 14 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA

Speakers: Robert Griffiths – CPB General Secretary

Local speakers TBA