Tom Williams (@shirleymush)

Tom Williams is co-organiser of Southampton Transformed, a festival of ideas, art, and music working to build power, solidarity and joy in Southampton. He has lived in Southampton all his life. Tom worked as a primary school teacher for ten years, and currently works as a tutor in trade union studies. He is political education officer for Southampton and Romsey CLP.


Defend The Community Organising Unit: Activists into Organisers

Powerlessness is the root of so many of the problems faced by ordinary people. Community organising can challenge this.

A Plea to Wavering Comrades: Beware the Labour Right

Keir Starmer looks set to win & Rebecca Long-Bailey’s campaign has stuttered, but the left must not pass up a historic opportunity to transform the party, & resist the inevitable attempts to do so from the right.

The Fight of Our Lives

Why thousands who had never taken part in political activism before are campaigning for Labour.

A Kinder, Gentler Politics? Building better discussion on the left—a New Socialist discussion at TWT

Join us at TWT 2019 to explore how we can better handle contradictions as socialists.

End the Oppression of Pedagogy! Why Southampton Transformed matters.

For political education to work, it must connect theory to what is local, material, and concrete. Southampton Transformed is one of a number of regional events aiming to do this.

Defend The Community Organising Unit: Activists into Organisers

Powerlessness is the root of so many of the problems faced by ordinary people. Community organising can challenge this.

A Plea to Wavering Comrades: Beware the Labour Right

Keir Starmer looks set to win & Rebecca Long-Bailey’s campaign has stuttered, but the left must not pass up a historic opportunity to transform the party, & resist the inevitable attempts to do so from the right.

The Fight of Our Lives

Why thousands who had never taken part in political activism before are campaigning for Labour.

A Kinder, Gentler Politics? Building better discussion on the left—a New Socialist discussion at TWT

Join us at TWT 2019 to explore how we can better handle contradictions as socialists.

End the Oppression of Pedagogy! Why Southampton Transformed matters.

For political education to work, it must connect theory to what is local, material, and concrete. Southampton Transformed is one of a number of regional events aiming to do this.