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From The Socialist newspaper, 2 May 2018

Groundswell of support for TUSC in Huddersfield

Huddersfield HRI campaign, photo Huddersfield Socialist Party, photo Huddersfield Socialist Party

Huddersfield HRI campaign, photo Huddersfield Socialist Party, photo Huddersfield Socialist Party   (Click to enlarge)

Huddersfield Socialist Party

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) election campaign in Huddersfield has exceeded all our expectations. Public and doorstep support has been amazing.

People see the link between the planned local hospital closure and council cuts. In Ashbrow, there is a huge groundswell of discontent about the local cuts and councillor inaction.

Support is swinging to TUSC candidate Nicola Jackson who has lived in the area all her life and has managed to canvass most of the ward.

Likewise Mike Forster has spoken in all five mosques in his area and local Labour Party members have secretly been pledging and canvassing support. In both areas, the TUSC vote will be much bigger than originally expected and will remind Blairite Labour quite forcefully they can no longer take support for granted.

The huge base of support built in both areas will stand TUSC in good stead as the resistance to cuts to public services grows.

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