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From The Socialist newspaper, 19 April 2017

Doncaster mayoral election: Socialist Steve campaign diary

TUSC campaign stall in Doncaster photo Alistair Tice

TUSC campaign stall in Doncaster photo Alistair Tice   (Click to enlarge)

10 April

Socialist Steve interviewed by Trax FM. 10,000 A5 colour flyers arrive. Campaign stall in Mexborough on market day.

11 April

Steve interviewed by BBC Radio Sheffield - five clips of 30-second soundbites. Two campaign stalls in Doncaster town centre. Six new people attend Socialist Party branch meeting including Karen, an independent council candidate from Thorne who gives Steve her public endorsement.

12 April

Early morning leaflet drop, over 500 flyers given out to council staff.

13 April

Martin, "I've been a keyboard warrior too long", joins us on his first campaign stall. In Bentley outside the local Tesco, store manager brings us mugs of tea and biscuits.

14 April

Mick, a postie, joins us on his day off for his first stall in Doncaster town centre. Phone call from Michael, who has resigned from the Labour Party after 40 years because of the Blairites, applied to join the Socialist Party and is attending our next meeting.

15 April

Rikki, who asked for more info on the TUSC website after getting a flyer, meets us to discuss getting involved - he's bringing two mates to the next Socialist Party meeting.

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Save our NHS

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International socialist news and analysis

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Turkey: constitutional referendum result a pyrrhic victory for Erdogan

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Relaunch of socialistworld.net


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Mood for a fightback at education conferences

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Socialist readers' comments and reviews

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Buses and buggies: a driver speaks

The Socialist inbox


Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

TUSC backs RMT Save Our Guards campaign, while local Labour Party blocks debate

Energetic start to TUSC local election campaigning

Doncaster mayoral election: Socialist Steve campaign diary

TUSC council candidate vows never to go to the 'dark side'!


 

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