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From The Socialist newspaper, 24 February 2010

RMT branch supports challenge to Denham

A meeting of the Rail Maritime and Transport workers' union (RMT) local branch held in Eastleigh near Southampton was attended by a candidate for TUSC, Tim Cutter, who will be standing in Southampton Itchen in the general election.

Tim will be standing against a minister of state in Gordon Brown's government, John Denham MP, who has declared this week that £20 billion could be cut from local services throughout the country.

After normal business the meeting was given over to Tim, who was looking for support. He gave a very good account of himself as a Unison trade union activist and also explained why he felt that TUSC is needed at this time. A very heated debate followed and Tim was able to show on all points why we must now fight back against the cuts that are coming to us all. The chairman put it to a vote. Tim secured the support of the RMT branch including financial assistance. A very good result.

Kevin Hayes

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