Charlie McDonald, an activist in the civil service union PCS, will be standing alongside local tenants' leader (and RMT union activist) Janine Booth for Socialist Unity in Hackney Central ward, east London, in the council elections on 4 May.
Charlie works at the Department of Work and Pensions Hackney processing centre, in the ward. He told Solidarity: "From my work, I can see that conditions are hard for working-class people in this area.
"If you go in to the Job Centres, all the jobs available are low-paid - security guards, office temps, that sort of thing.
"We work on benefit payments, and every day we deal with loads of delays in people's benefit payments because of shortage of staff, created by Government job cuts.
"What we want is a voice in the council chamber that is going to speak up for public services - a voice for the ordinary working-class Hackney resident.
"A lot of people are disillusioned by politics. We want to turn that round and make them feel they can do something".
Campaigners for Janine and Charlie are out on the doorsteps every weekend and some weekdays. To help, phone Jill on 07904 944 771. More about the campaign: www.workersliberty.org/hackneycentral