Election campaigns

8 May 2017

Doncaster TUSC's campaigning against cuts goes on

TUSC will continue to campaign to get the Tories out, for a Corbyn government and a socialist council

6 May 2017

Labour hangs on in Wales despite cuts councillors

Labour held on in the cities but lost some seats in the valleys, not to the Tories, but to independent councillors. The Tories only won new seats in their traditional seats in Wales

6 May 2017

Liverpool city region mayor election - almost 8,000 votes for TUSC

Roger Bannister standing for TUSC polled almost 8,000 first-preference votes for the city region mayor

3 May 2017

Vote TUSC on Thursday - for a 100% anti-austerity alternative

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition has 80 candidates standing on 4th May

3 May 2017

TUSC's south Wales challenge to pro-cuts parties

TUSC candidate and Socialist Party member Ross Saunders was quoted on the BBC website

3 May 2017

'Socialist Steve' takes on the robots

Steve's campaign demands include refusing to carry out Tory government cuts to council spending, implementing a 10 an hour minimum wage, and initiating a mass council house building programme, as part of his 'people's budget'

26 April 2017

TUSC's programme for jobs and services

Steve Williams, TUSC candidate for Doncaster mayor, sent his apologies to a Chamber of Commerce invitation

25 April 2017

A bold socialist campaign could get rid of the Tories

"The dividing lines in this election could not be clearer", declared Jeremy Corbyn. "It is the establishment that complains I don't play by the rules: by which they mean their rules."

19 April 2017

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

Surrey is one of the wealthiest counties. Yet apparently we cannot afford street lighting, adequate flood defences, school places, good roads, public transport, or safe levels of fire services

19 April 2017

Doncaster mayoral election: Socialist Steve campaign diary

... 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...

19 April 2017

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

The RMT transport workers' union has made a direct appeal to Steve Rotheram MP, the Labour candidate in the Mersyside 'metro-mayor' contest, to guarantee that there will be a second safety-critical crew member aboard every Merseyrail train

19 April 2017

Energetic start to TUSC local election campaigning

Swansea TUSC activists are spreading their anti-austerity message

5 April 2017

NHS worker to stand for mayor of Doncaster

Steve Williams will be standing as the TUSC candidate for Doncaster mayor in the May elections

5 April 2017

TUSC to challenge for the Merseyside 'metro-mayor'

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is on the ballot paper for the inaugural election of the Liverpool City Region directly-elected mayor (the 'metro-mayor').

1 February 2017

TUSC: To stand or not to stand?

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition conference on 28 January debated whether to stand candidates in the 2017 local elections

11 May 2016

TUSC increases vote in Coventry by 25%

In Coventry TUSC won 3,108 votes across the city increasing the vote by 25% from the last set of comparable local elections in 2014. The highest vote was for TUSC national chair Dave Nellist in St Michaels ward where TUSC received almost 20%.

11 May 2016

Fourth place for TUSC in Liverpool

The TUSC candidate for the mayor of Liverpool, Unison national executive member Roger Bannister, polled 4,950 votes, a 5.1% share, over 1,400 votes ahead of the Tories.

11 May 2016

Third anti-cuts councillor elected in Southampton

Southampton anti-cuts candidate Tammy Thomas was elected with 45% of the vote and Labour nearly 500 votes behind. All three seats are now held by anti-austerity councillors against the Blairite cutters.

11 May 2016

Over 1,800 votes for TUSC candidate in Bristol

Bristol's mayoral election saw the TUSC vote rise by over 450 from 2012 to 1,876 first preference votes.

11 May 2016

Wales: no change and all change

On the surface there has not been a huge change in the political complexion of the Welsh government - Welsh Labour lost just one seat and will be able to hold on as a minority government. But under the surface the election showed how much things have changed in Welsh politics.


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