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Brixton byelection, south London: We want a candidate we can count on
It may be cold outside but not as cold as George Osborne's heart and his brutal austerity measures. But he's not the only one.
Brixton has one of the highest rates of child poverty in Britain but Lambeth's Labour council still continues to attack and undermine children's services, such as the much loved One o'Clock Clubs.
Many families in the area are now dreading the forthcoming changes to housing benefit. London's property boom has certainly passed the poorest by - but has left Brixton with sky-high rents and very greedy landlords. The future for many looks bleak.
The council leader may have moved on to better things (new MP for Croydon North) but his legacy is the managed decline of an area rich in working class struggle.
That's why the Socialist Party wants the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) to stand an anti-austerity candidate in the resulting Brixton Hill byelection to be held on 17 January.
TUSC is prepared to guarantee a candidate who is fully committed to no cuts and to fight those seeking to impose further austerity on working class people.
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition is an electoral alliance that unites fighting trade union leaders such as RMT transport union leader Bob Crow and others, with socialists such as the Socialist Party.
Find out more at www.tusc.org.uk
In The Socialist 12 December 2012:
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