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From The Socialist newspaper, 6 November 2013

Nuneaton: 18-year old student stands for TUSC

Aidan O'Toole, an 18-year-old sixth former, told the Socialist why he's standing for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition in the Nuneaton Arbury ward byelection on 5 December.
Four other TUSC candidates are standing in byelections in England and Wales on the same day.

"From a young age I've been aware of the injustices we face at the hands of the current ruling elite, whether that be the Tory Party or the Labour Party.

Instead of taxing the million pound banker bonuses the government have decided instead to hit ordinary people by cutting their public services and benefits.

These cuts have inevitably pushed people into deeper and deeper poverty, even before they get hit by 10% increases in energy prices.

This is why I decided to stand for TUSC, to stop the exploitation of my class at the hands of the ruling elite and to help less fortunate people.

We all know that the current two parties won't do jack to help anyone outside their little circle so it's up to us as socialists to do so."

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is an electoral alliance that stands candidates against all cuts and privatisation.

It involves the RMT transport workers' union, leading members of other trade unions including the PCS, NUT and POA, and socialist groups including the Socialist Party.

Could you stand for TUSC in the 2014 council elections?
See www.tusc.org.uk

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