Wednesday, 24 December 2014


TUSC conference on January 24th: Help us build an election alternative to austerity

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is holding a one-day conference on Saturday January 24th to prepare for our biggest ever election challenge.

The TUSC national steering committee has set an ambitious target for next year's elections - to have a TUSC candidate in one thousand local council wards and one hundred parliamentary constituencies on May 7th 2015 (see http://www.tusc.org.uk/17032/06-10-2014/tusc-sets-target-of-100-parliamentary-and-1000-council-candidates-in-may-2015 ). With these numbers TUSC will qualify for what the BBC calls 'balanced media coverage' in the election period. Could you be one of those candidates?

Come along to the conference and meet other prospective candidates and TUSC supporters who are building an alternative to the austerity parties in their areas.

TUSC 2015 Elections conference at Student Central (formerly ULU), Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HY.


Saturday 24th January, 11am to 4-30pm.

Conference registration fee: £10 waged and £2 unwaged/low-waged

For a conference registration form go to http://www.tusc.org.uk/txt/318.doc

There will be capped pooled fare of £10 in operation for the conference to not discourage attendance from outside London. This means that if your transport costs are more than £10 you can get the difference back (although please try and get the cheapest tickets possible). But a capped pooled fare does mean that if your travel costs are less than £10 you will have to pay in the difference to the pooled fare.
Debating TUSC's election platforms:
The TUSC conference will have two main sessions discussing TUSC's election platforms, the core policies - for both the general election and the local elections - which prospective candidates must endorse if they wish to stand under the TUSC name next May. The draft policy platforms for 2015 can be found on the TUSC website at http://www.tusc.org.uk/policy.php

These core policy platforms have been agreed by the TUSC national steering committee, which is composed of representatives of the different organisations and leading trade unionists who make up the TUSC coalition. But there will be an opportunity at the conference for local TUSC groups, potential TUSC candidates or supportive organisations to suggest amendments to them. These should be submitted to the TUSC National Election Agent, Clive Heemskerk, (at cliveheemskerk@socialistparty.org.uk) - stating which of the local election or general election platforms the amendments apply to - by no later than Friday 16th January.