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From The Socialist newspaper, 7 May 2014
Why I'm standing for TUSC
Henry Redmore, Budshead, Plymouth
The British Future thinktank recently carried out a survey which showed that 60% of young people do not plan to vote in the next general election. This is no surprise when you look at the pathetic policies on offer from all the parties of big business. TUSC stands against all cuts, for free education and decent jobs. That's a programme that is engaging the young people involved to not just vote but stand themselves:
My name is Henry Redmond and I am standing as the TUSC candidate for Budshead this May. I'm 20 years old, a nursing student at Plymouth University and a part-time care assistant.
Thanks to the Con-Dem government we have seen exploitation and vicious, unnecessary cuts implemented throughout the public sector. From the brutal destruction of our NHS to the below-inflation pay rises, to the raising of the pension age.
I am standing to protect the integrity of our fantastic Derriford Hospital and will ensure that the services it offers will be available to everyone who needs them. If it wasn't for our local NHS my father would have died three years ago.
The Labour-led council has done nothing to stop Con-Dem cuts. If elected I will campaign to put a stop to that. I will fight for workers' rights throughout the city and for better working conditions for all. For a real alternative to cuts, vote TUSC!
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In The Socialist 7 May 2014:
Socialist Party election campaigning
Fight cuts, Back strikes, Vote TUSC
More local news coverage for TUSC, but BBC downplays council elections
Join the TUSC Thunderclap
Defend the right to campaign
Why I'm standing for TUSC
Housing crisis: TUSC candidates demand socialist policies
Election appeal 2014 - £4,278 raised so far
Socialist Party feature
Prepare for almighty battles against austerity
International socialist news and analysis
$15: Seattle shows what a movement can achieve
Socialist Party news and analysis
Schools - Would things get better under Labour?
Private sector rents and Labour
Care homes abuse scandals
Pfizer takeover bid
Them & Us
Socialist Party workplace news
RMT forces London Underground to back down
Striking against Land Registry cuts
Care UK workers start 14 days of strike action
CWU conference - time to build Broad Left
Workplace news in brief
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
We can scrap zero-hour contracts
No support for zero-hour contracts
RMT turns out in strength for May Day march
May Day rallies in Swansea and Ipswich
Battling the cuts: when push comes to shove
Freedom riders on a storm
Leeds protest against privatisation of student loans
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