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From The Socialist newspaper, 11 May 2016

Fourth place for TUSC in Liverpool

Roger Bannister, at NSSN conference 2015., photo Senan

Roger Bannister, at NSSN conference 2015., photo Senan   (Click to enlarge)

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. Roger had already beaten Ukip - despite an almost daily presence in the establishment media to boost them, they were unable to find a candidate for mayor in Britain's eighth biggest city.

Seven out of ten electors did not bother to vote, so the mayor received the support of just 15% of the electorate - hardly a ringing endorsement of his endless austerity policies. The mayor's electoral base is nurtured by a largely uncritical media, commendations from the establishment and those who still harbour the illusion that Labour councillors will protect the poor, the elderly and those least able to defend themselves. Little wonder that the missing voters are not inspired to turn out.

TUSC will build on these results and remains determined to fight Tory austerity and unremittingly challenge those councillors who continue to vote for cuts.

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In The Socialist 11 May 2016:


Socialist Party news and analysis

Tories retreat: now drive them out!

No to the bosses' EU, yes to international solidarity

Teachers force Tory academies u-turn

TUSC announces '20-city tour': the socialist case against the EU

Independent inquiry into Orgreave now!

Blair played matchmaker between Saudi oil barons and Chinese dictators

What we saw

Them & Us


Socialist readers' comments and reviews

John Mann's Israel hypocrisy

Council estate exhibition shows the full picture

Film review: Eddie the Eagle

The Socialist postbag


Elections 2016

Elections showed anger and fragmentation

TUSC election campaigns show opposition to cuts

Over 1,700 votes for TUSC in Warrington

Scotland: SNP wins but new openings for socialist alternative emerge

Wales: no change and all change

Northern Ireland elections: positive moves against sectarian politics

Over 1,800 votes for TUSC candidate in Bristol

Third anti-cuts councillor elected in Southampton

TUSC increases vote in Coventry by 25%

Fourth place for TUSC in Liverpool


Workplace news and analysis

Blacklisted workers win millions in legal victory

Government blinks first in junior doctors' dispute

Trade Union Bill becomes law

Prison officers walk out over health and safety

Potential new steel bosses refuse to take on pensions

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Let kids be kids: children 'strike' against Sats tests

What way forward for Tamil rights?

Save Paignton Hospital campaign launched

May Day demo says: no cuts to childrens' centres!

Support for junior doctors at campaign stalls


International socialist news and analysis

Greek general strike: more needed to defeat austerity

How to trump Donald


 

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Related links:

Liverpool:

triangleLiverpool & District Socialist Party: 30 years ago - How the poll tax was defeated

triangleWaltham Forest Socialist Party: Liverpool - a city that dared to fight

triangleHackney & Islington Socialist Party: Fighting council cuts - the record of socialists in Liverpool

triangleLiverpool council: "No more cuts" - Is Joe Anderson serious?

triangleCapitalism fails NHS services in Liverpool: scrap PFI!

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triangleThe Socialist inbox

triangleNew twist in Derby TUSC election agent case

triangleTUSC suspends electoral activity

triangleLabour councils should use 14bn reserves to fight all cuts

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triangleLabour councils miss opportunity to stop Tory cuts

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Roger Bannister:

triangleCharity workers' strike

Cuts:

triangleCouncil finance disaster: set emergency no-cuts budgets and fight for funds!

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