Election campaigns

18 April 2018

Local paper reveals Labour candidate 'tried to defect to the Tories'

A Grimsby Labour councillor tried to defect to the Conservatives after Jeremy Corbyn's re-election as leader

18 April 2018

Huddersfield TUSC takes on the Blairites

The TUSC campaign in Huddersfield is focusing on two seats held by Blairite candidates in Ashbrow and Crosland Moor

18 April 2018

Haringey TUSC fights Blairite cuts

In Haringey, where many right-wing pro-housing privatisation Labour councillors were deselected, in Seven Sisters ward there are TUSC candidates standing against the rump of discredited right-wingers still in place

18 April 2018

TUSC campaigners challenge youth club cuts

Hounslow's Labour-led council has recently decided to chop a further 27.4 million from the 2018-19 budget including slashing all funding for youth clubs, meaning they will close in the next few months

18 April 2018

Labour councillors could stop unsafe 'driver-only operation' tomorrow

Safety-critical staff are to be replaced with a bank of tiny TV screens in the driver's cab.

7 March 2018

TUSC plans to stand on Waltham Forest anti-monster block platform

Socialist Party activists and local residents attended a meeting on 3 March organised by the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) in Walthamstow.

7 February 2018

Scene set for TUSC conference electoral debate

Last autumn the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) launched a survey of Labour councillors to see if they would back Jeremy Corbyn's anti-austerity stand when setting 2018-19 council budgets and, in those councils going to the polls this year, in the 2018 local elections

3 January 2018

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition conference

Saturday 10 February: Main session: 'Building support for Jeremy Corbyn's anti-cuts policies in the 2018 local elections - should socialist anti-austerity candidates stand in May?'

8 May 2017

Doncaster TUSC's campaigning against cuts goes on

TUSC will continue to campaign to get the Tories out, for a Corbyn government and a socialist council

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

6 May 2017

Liverpool city region mayor election - almost 8,000 votes for TUSC

Roger Bannister standing for TUSC polled almost 8,000 first-preference votes for the city region mayor

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

3 May 2017

TUSC's south Wales challenge to pro-cuts parties

TUSC candidate and Socialist Party member Ross Saunders was quoted on the BBC website

3 May 2017

'Socialist Steve' takes on the robots

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'

26 April 2017

TUSC's programme for jobs and services

Steve Williams, TUSC candidate for Doncaster mayor, sent his apologies to a Chamber of Commerce invitation

25 April 2017

A bold socialist campaign could get rid of the Tories

"The dividing lines in this election could not be clearer", declared Jeremy Corbyn. "It is the establishment that complains I don't play by the rules: by which they mean their rules."

19 April 2017

TUSC council candidate vows never to go to the 'dark side'!

Surrey is one of the wealthiest counties. Yet apparently we cannot afford street lighting, adequate flood defences, school places, good roads, public transport, or safe levels of fire services

19 April 2017

Doncaster mayoral election: Socialist Steve campaign diary

... Rikki, who asked for more info on the TUSC website after getting a flyer, meets us to discuss getting involved - he's bringing two mates to the next Socialist Party meeting...

19 April 2017

TUSC backs RMT Save Our Guards campaign, while local Labour Party blocks debate

The RMT transport workers' union has made a direct appeal to Steve Rotheram MP, the Labour candidate in the Mersyside 'metro-mayor' contest, to guarantee that there will be a second safety-critical crew member aboard every Merseyrail train

19 April 2017

Energetic start to TUSC local election campaigning

Swansea TUSC activists are spreading their anti-austerity message


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