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From The Socialist newspaper, 28 April 2010

Cleaning up in Cardiff

Sleaze: Cardiff Socialist Party clean up politics by binning an MP and call for a cap on MPs' pay, photo Socialist Party Wales

Sleaze: Cardiff Socialist Party clean up politics by binning an MP and call for a cap on MPs' pay, photo Socialist Party Wales   (Click to enlarge)

The Trade Unionist and Socialist (TUSC) campaign has won the argument in Cardiff Central even if we have not won the election.

The Liberals hold the seat and the surge towards them after the first party leadership television debate gave them extra momentum, but where people have been able to hear the arguments, we are the winners.

Dave Reid

By common consent our candidate, Socialist Party member Ross Saunders, has been the victor in all the hustings.

And on the doorstep our campaign for a workers' MP on a worker's wage has won overwhelming approval.

On the streets ordinary people have shaken our hands to thank us for standing up for them. While the main parties have concentrated on stage-managed events for TV or knocking the doors of their own supporters, we have been the only party that can knock on anyone's door and get a friendly response.

In parts of Adamsdown we have got more posters displayed in windows than any of the other parties, even the Liberal Democrats.

In the hustings organised by Cardiff University students union Ross clearly won the debate according to the students union newspaper and a Facebook poll afterwards.

During the debate the MP got so rattled she accused him of "slagging" her off because he questioned how committed the Liberals were to abolishing fees.

The students union newspaper said: "The best reception of the evening was for Ross Saunders, the candidate for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition.

The former education assistant struck a chord with the audience, his message of investment in public services before cuts resonated well and he got by far the biggest ovation".

Even Labour supporters congratulated him after the debate. And crowds of shoppers looked on approvingly on a busy Saturday as Ross took to the streets to clean up politics and dumped a symbolic MP into the bin together with his huge expenses claim.

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