Wednesday, 16 October 2013

14 NOVEMBER BY ELECTION TO HAVE REAL ANTI-CUTS CANDIDATE!

Unite and Socialist Party member Liat Norris has been selected to stand as the Trade Unionist & Socialist Coalition anti cuts candidate in the by election taking place on 14 November in the Baddeley, Milton and Norton ward.
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Liat was chosen following a public meeting that took place in the ward  at Norton WMC after thousands of leaflets had previously been given out across the ward advertising the event. In order to ensure that the best possible anti-cuts candidate was selected the TUSC leaflets also stated,

We already have people with an excellent record of campaigning against cuts locally who want to stand as the TUSC candidate on 14 November. But we want to ensure we have the best possible anti-cuts candidate to represent people who live across the ward. So if you are a local trade unionist, socialist or community campaigner and would like to be considered as the TUSC anti-cuts candidate in this by election then please call or text 07845893607.”

Importantly, as well as Liat being chosen as the best possible TUSC anti-cuts candidate to fight this by election, two other local campaigners also declared that they would stand as TUSC anti cuts candidates at local elections in 2015.

This means that TUSC will provide a serious anti cuts alternative in the 14 November by election and is also a step closer to achieving its aim to stand across the city in 2015. 

Despite the likelihood of a large number of candidates standing in the by election, TUSC will be the only party that is prepared to make a stand against all cuts and has a fighting programme to stop them. See TUSC policy platform here:
http://www.tusc.org.uk/policy.php

The Labour run city council has already carried out £77 million worth of cuts which has decimated much needed jobs and local services in Baddeley Green, Milton, Norton and across the city. Council leader Mohammed Pervez has now announced further eye watering cuts of £100 million over the next four years. What will remain of the local services we have paid for if this organized carnage continues?

It’s not surprising therefore that locally there is a seething anger against the plans to carry out these further savage cuts while at the same time blowing a minimum of £50 million on a new and unnecessary council HQ!

No wonder more and more people locally and nationally are supporting the Trade Unionist & Socialist Coalition and pledging to stand as TUSC anti-cuts candidates.

For more info about TUSC checkout www.tusc.org.uk

Local Socialist Party members and TUSC supporters will work hard to campaign for the TUSC anti-cuts candidate Liat Norris but we will also need the help of other anti cuts campaigners old and new.

Can YOU help?

From now up to the day of the by election on the 14 November we will need as many people as possible to help with leafleting, campaign stalls, knocking on doors etc. This can be done at any time of the day or evening to suit your own schedule or together with others. Can you find an hour or two sometime over the next five weeks to help?

If you are a trade union member you could get your local branch to invite a TUSC campaigner to a meeting to explain about TUSC’s anti cuts campaign. Anyone involved with a local residents association or other community groups could do the same.

We have TUSC stickers and posters that you could use to publicise the anti cuts campaign

• If you can help with any of the above, if you have other campaigning ideas or if you just want to find out more about TUSC please text or call 07845893607