Election campaigns

17 April 2015

The 100% anti-austerity election broadcast - tonight!

TUSC against cuts

Tonight TUSC has its first party election broadcast transmitted across England, Wales and Scotland.

15 April 2015

'The largest party you've never heard of'

The radio this morning keeps talking about the seven largest parties contesting seats in Parliament. There's one party missing from that list - TUSC

15 April 2015

'Liverpool 47' councillors in TUSC challenge

This year's TUSC parliamentary and local election challenge in Liverpool will be spearheaded by former members of the 1983-87 Labour Council who defied Margaret Thatcher's government, built 5,000 homes and created thousands of jobs and apprenticeships in the city

15 April 2015

We need a 10 an hour minimum wage

Rail worker and RMT transport union member Ted Woodley is standing for TUSC in the Birmingham Erdington seat

15 April 2015

Warrington Labour's 'time limit on democracy'

TUSC councillor and Warrington South parliamentary candidate Kevin Bennett has expressed disgust at the Labour Party council voting to "put a time limit on democracy"

15 April 2015

Getting into god's chamber

I emailed the Diocese of Leicester to ask why TUSC had not been invited to its five-way debate, writes Mike Barker.

15 April 2015

Fighting local government cuts

TUSC Croydon Central constituency candidate April Ashley is a Unison national executive member and assistant branch secretary for Southwark Unison local government (standing for TUSC in a personal capacity)

13 April 2015

Labour manifesto shows commitment to banks not ordinary people

TUSC has condemned Labour's pledge to carry on Tory austerity

13 April 2015

Dave Nellist calls for bank nationalisation on Daily Politics

Without TUSC, the idea of the super-rich paying for the crisis wouldn't feature

10 April 2015

Manifesto launch: 135-seat five-point pledge

TUSC launched its manifesto in Canary Wharf, described by Dave Nellist as "the belly of the beast"

8 April 2015

Renationalise rail

TUSC campaigners in Lincoln took part in a 'Bring Back British Rail' national day of action to call for the renationalisation of the railways, 22 years since they were privatised

8 April 2015

EDL would be stopped again in Walthamstow

The far-right English Defence League (EDL) has announced that it is intending to hold a demonstration in Walthamstow on 9 May 2015, having received objections from the family of soldier Lee Rigby to a provocative march in Woolwich around the anniversary of his death

8 April 2015

End cuts - tax the rich

TUC demonstration in Manchester demands Save our NHS, photo Paul Mattsson

The Manchester Evening News's front page read "End cuts and tax the rich"

8 April 2015

Election hustings: we shall be heard!

TUSC can beat most of the parties in a fair vote in hustings - if we are given a chance to be heard.

7 April 2015

Speaking up for public services and young people

West Midlands Fire Brigades Union member and TUSC Dudley North parliamentary candidate Dave Pitt spoke to the Socialist

7 April 2015

Lobbying for affordable housing

TUSC supporters lobbied Leeds city council on 1 April, calling for affordable housing for all

2 April 2015

Kick out rotten MPs and councillors

Paul Couchman, TUSC parliamentary candidate for Spelthorne, says why he is standing

2 April 2015

School crossing campaigner stands for TUSC

Scrapping of school crossing patrols is planned as part of a monumental 157 million of cuts

1 April 2015

TUSC set for TV broadcast

Great news - TUSC has reached the threshold set to qualify for a TV election broadcast

1 April 2015

Defend further education

An early day motion supported by all the main unions in further education, calling for the reversal of devastating cuts in further education provision, now has the support of over 50 MPs

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