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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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25 March 2015

2015 elections: Reject the austerity lies

Join the socialist fightback! The Socialist Party's central message in the 2015 elections is this: austerity is not necessary and there is an alternative - a socialist alternative

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25 February 2015

Councils at breaking point: the strategy to fight back

Councils across the country are setting budgets, again forcing through tens of millions - in some cases hundreds of millions - of pounds of cuts

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A TUSC campigner in Hackney calling for rent caps not benefit caps, photo Paul Mattsson

21 January 2015

Opposing establishment parties is not 'wasted vote'

On 24 January, the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is meeting to discuss the 2015 elections. Clive Heemskerk, TUSC national election agent, puts the case for the biggest possible challenge in both the general election and local council contests on 7 May

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Doncaster Care UK strike, Easter 2014 , photo by A Tice

Doncaster Care UK strike, Easter 2014 , photo by A Tice

7 May 2014

Fight cuts, Back strikes, Vote TUSC

On 22 May millions of working class people have the opportunity to vote in the local government elections. At the same time workers are voting or have voted for strike action to resist the attacks on their pay, pensions and working conditions

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7 May 2014

More local news coverage for TUSC, but BBC downplays council elections

TUSC's campaign for the council elections taking place on 22 May picked up more coverage this week in local news media

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30 April 2014

Getting under Labour's skin in Southwark

A local community organisation recently invited Southwark TUSC to debate with the leaders of the Labour Party and Liberal Democrats on the council, writes Bill Mullins , TUSC candidate for Bermondsey South.

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16 April 2014

Election appeal: help us make history

In Coventry 19 Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidates are standing in the council elections, writes Lenny Shail.

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2 April 2014

TUSC: No-cuts election challenge grows

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition national steering committee is about to approve the 440th candidate for the challenge in May's local elections. Of 160 councils with elections in May, TUSC already has candidates in place in 76. In 12 councils TUSC will be standing in at least ten seats.

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16 September 2013

UN condemns bedroom tax

The verdict from UN official Raquel Ronick confirms what socialists and anti-bedroom tax campaigners have said all along

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4 September 2013

Appeal for TUSC candidates - as GMB cuts funding to Labour

Paula Mitchell, London Socialist Party regional secretary said: "The funding cut shows that union members and ordinary working class people have no confidence in the Labour Party"

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Mary Jackson, photo Mary4Mayor

Mary Jackson, photo Mary4Mayor

27 March 2013

Why we're standing for TUSC

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition is an electoral alliance that stands candidates against all cuts and privatisation

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7 August 2012

TUSC and summer byelections

The last fortnight has seen the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) contest two more council byelections, taking to five the number fought by TUSC since the nation-wide local council elections in May

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