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14 March 2018

Campaigners continue to demand Chorley A&E is fully reopened

There was a great turnout on Saturday 10 March when over 200 people rallied in support of the community based campaign to demand the full re-opening of Chorley and South Ribble A&E department.

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7 March 2018

Whole lotta shakin' goin' on in DOO dispute

Saturday 3 March saw another solid strike across the Arriva Northern and Merseyrail railway franchises by guards

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5 July 2017

Surrey FBU pass no confidence motion

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) in Surrey has passed a motion of no confidence in the local fire authority, saying planned budget cuts will see firefighter numbers plummet.

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14 June 2017

Wales: Corbyn's left surge refutes right-wing Labour doomsayers

There were a lot of red faces among the political establishment in Wales on 9 June, writes Dave Reid, Socialist Party Wales.

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6 May 2017

Labour hangs on in Wales despite cuts councillors

Labour held on in the cities but lost some seats in the valleys, not to the Tories, but to independent councillors. The Tories only won new seats in their traditional seats in Wales

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3 May 2017

Vote TUSC on Thursday - for a 100% anti-austerity alternative

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition has 80 candidates standing on 4th May

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12 April 2017

Cardiff: Labour right rattled by anti-cuts TUSC

The 100% anti-cuts, socialist alternative presented by the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) has been welcomed on the doorstep by people who are desperate to see an end to austerity. But some figures on the Labour right are less enthusiastic that we're standing in the Welsh council elections.

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15 March 2017

TUSC: SWP suspends participation in England/Wales

The Socialist Workers Party (SWP) has announced that it is suspending its participation in the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) in England and Wales.

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1 February 2017

TUSC: To stand or not to stand?

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition conference on 28 January debated whether to stand candidates in the 2017 local elections

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25 January 2017

Reject Surrey's 15% council tax increase

Surrey's Tory council wants residents to fork out a whopping 15% council tax rise to pay for the crisis in social care

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14 December 2016

Labour: Corbyn supporters need not apply

Birmingham Labour Party is reported to be excluding members who joined on or after July 2015 from selecting Labour candidates for the 2018 elections.

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11 May 2016

TUSC election campaigns show opposition to cuts

Elections took place on 5 May for the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, the Greater London Authority, and for 124 local authorities in England. The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition stood to show opposition to the cuts consensus.

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11 May 2016

Elections showed anger and fragmentation

To defeat the right means starting to mobilise the currently fragmented anti-austerity mood into a mass, democratic movement. This will not succeed if it remains trapped within the current undemocratic structure of the Labour Party, vainly trying to compromise with 'the 4.5%' - the Blairite representatives of big business in the Labour Party.

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27 April 2016

An anti-austerity alternative on the ballot paper

TUSC has candidates on 5 May for the Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly, and 60 English councils

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27 April 2016

London elections: fight for an anti-austerity GLA

Unfortunately, Jeremy Corbyn, in another retreat in the face of the right-wing Blairites that infest the Labour Party, has not insisted on the London elections being fought on the policies that swept him to the leadership.

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27 April 2016

Anti-cuts stand wins support from students in Leeds

On a panel with the Green Party, Liberal Democrats, Ukip and Conservatives, TUSC was the only anti-cuts party. While the Greens often try to put themselves forward as being anti-austerity, their candidate wrongly stated councillors' "hands are tied" over cuts.

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27 April 2016

Why I'm standing: TUSC can make a real difference

I decided to stand as one of four TUSC candidates in this year's City of Lincoln council elections for a number of reasons. I had the fantastic experience of campaigning in Dublin alongside the Anti-Austerity Alliance during the Irish general election at the end of February.

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9 March 2016

TUSC names first 2016 election challengers

The TUSC steering committee has approved the first batch of candidates for 5th May.

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9 December 2015

Quiz of the year

It's the quiz of 2015, compiled by the Socialist. The questions are drawn from articles covering events in the UK and internationally during the last year. Good luck and season's greetings.

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2 September 2015

Corbyn campaign: surges, purges and preparation

'Corbynmania' saw no let up throughout August. Thousands thronged to hear the left-wing candidate for Labour leader across the land. Meanwhile, the party's Blairite bureaucracy is trying to purge new supporters and skew the election.

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