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Anti-cuts election candidates
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition is standing in three byelections on 17 January.
Two young workers are contesting in both Wirral byelections in Merseyside.
Greg North, in Heswall ward, and Mark Halligan, in Leasowe and Moreton East, have pledged to fight local service closures and oppose the council's £109 million cuts plans.
In Brixton Hill ward in Lambeth, south London, TUSC candidate Steve Nally has the support of local RMT transport workers' union, Prison Officers Association and Fire Brigades Union activists.
TUSC was set up in 2010 to enable trade unionists, anti-cuts campaigners and socialists to stand candidates against all the main parties.
It is supported by the RMT, leading members of trade unions such as the FBU, PCS, POA and NUT, and the Socialist Party and the Socialist Workers Party.
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