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From The Socialist newspaper, 3 May 2017

'Socialist Steve' takes on the robots

TUSC Doncaster mayoral candidate and NHS worker Steve Williams (left), photo Socialist Party

TUSC Doncaster mayoral candidate and NHS worker Steve Williams (left), photo Socialist Party   (Click to enlarge)

Steve Williams, TUSC candidate for Doncaster's mayoral election on 4 May, has participated in 25 campaign stalls and canvasses, two RMT guards strike pickets, a Women's Lives Matters protest and a Jeremy Corbyn rally, as well as holding down a full-time job as a mental health nurse.

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'.

What a contrast to the robotic rhetoric of his rivals.

Incumbent Labour mayor: "I've got the expertise, I'm an accountant. I'm growing the economy. Working with business, the private sector, the third sector and the council. Team Doncaster." And repeat.

Tory candidate: "As I mentioned earlier, I've got the skills, the business experience, the background in engineering and investment..." And repeat.

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