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The Socialist 10 February 2021 |
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Ex-Labour socialists preparing to stand for TUSC in Devon
photo Paul Mattsson (Click to enlarge)
Ryan Hall, Socialist Party Devon and Newton Abbot town councillor
An alternative to Starmer's Labour is needed now more than ever. 28 people, including current and ex-Labour members, councillors, and a former Labour parliamentary candidate attended the online launch of Devon Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition's (TUSC) local election challenge on 1 February.
Dave Nellist introduced the discussion by outlining TUSC, its history and aims to the meeting. We need TUSC councillors across the country to fight cuts implemented by Tories and Labour, supporting strikes and being a voice for the working class in the council chambers.
As a councillor myself, who has just left the Labour Party, I am looking forward to standing as a TUSC candidate, and campaigning with others across Devon.
Since the successful launch of TUSC in Devon, another current Labour councillor and a former Labour parliamentary candidate have come forward interested in standing for TUSC on a socialist program. When the elections come, we are ready!