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Socialist Party :: TUSC builds support in Leicester byelection

Modesty Becometh TUSC.

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) stood over 300 candidates in the ‘Super-Thursday’ elections on 6 May, the biggest number of TUSC candidates since the elections in 2016.

In one-tenth of the wards or county council divisions contested the TUSC candidate polled 5% or more.

The TUSC results, of course, are still modest.

TUSC contested three regional lists and three constituencies in the Scottish parliament elections; all five regional lists for the Welsh Senedd contest; the all-London list for the Greater London Authority (GLA) assembly and three GLA constituencies; the city mayoral contests in Bristol and Liverpool; and 272 council seats (in 268 wards or divisions) in 89 local authorities. This was the first TUSC election campaign since 2018.

Socialist Party :: TUSC builds support in Leicester byelection

Among the highlights was the TUSC candidate for the mayor of Bristol, Tom Baldwin, polling 3,194 votes, more than double the score achieved when TUSC first contested this post in 2012.

In one-tenth of the wards or county council divisions contested the TUSC candidate polled 5% or more.

The TUSC results, of course, are still modest – the only victory achieved was a candidate elected unopposed to a local town council! But to launch a campaign on this scale, in just over seven months from when the decision was made back in September to stand candidates again, is an achievement nonetheless. TUSC is definitely back.

The funny little group that calls itself the Socialist Party is well happy!

Comment:

This front had nothing to do with socialism,

Written by Andrew Coates

May 12, 2021 at 5:38 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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