TUSC candidates in the May elections
Posted: 10 April 2017
There are 78 Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidates standing in the local elections taking place on May 4th, contesting elections across 24 local authorities.
In Wales there are 22 council candidates standing this time, contesting seats in five local authorities, up from the 14 TUSC candidates (in four councils) who stood in the last set of Welsh council elections in 2012.
In England there are 37 candidates, standing in seats across 13 councils. In addition, TUSC is fielding candidates for the mayor of Doncaster and the new directly-elected mayor of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (the 'Metro-Mayor').
Scottish TUSC, organising autonomously, is standing 19 candidates, contesting seats across six councils. For further information about the campaign in Scotland e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07889-135-533.
A list of all the candidates can be found at http://www.tusc.org.uk/txt/398.pdf
TUSC election candidates and results from 2010 to 2016
Posted: 5 March 2015
See our 2015 election website: Find all the details of our campaign and candidates, in the local elections and general election held on May 7th.
TUSC local election results May 2014
TUSC council by-elections report 2013
TUSC local election results May 2013
2012 Candidates in their own in words, with pictures and videos:
TUSC candidates 2012
TUSC local election results May 2012
TUSC local election results May 2011
2010 Candidates in their own in words, with pictures and videos:
TUSC candidates 2010
Becoming a TUSC candidate
Posted: 23 January 2017
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition was set-up in 2010 to enable trade unionists, community campaigners and socialists to stand candidates under a common anti-austerity and socialist banner. The only provision is that candidates are expected to endorse the TUSC core policies platform (see http://tusc.org.uk/policy.php).
By law candidates who wish to appear on the ballot paper on behalf of a registered party have to submit to the returning officer, along with their nomination forms, a Certificate of Authorisation to use a Party Description, signed by the registered Nominating Officer of the party. We have produced a form to process applications for a TUSC Certificate of Authorisation for local council elections, which is available on the TUSC website at http://www.tusc.org.uk/txt/391.doc. Submitting an application form will be taken as indicating a prospective candidate's agreement with the TUSC election platform.
TUSC has also produced a summary guide for candidates and election agents looking to contest the local council elections taking place in 2017 on Thursday May 4th. This is available as a downloadable PDF at http://www.tusc.org.uk/txt/393.pdf and prospective candidates and agents are encouraged to read it before submitting an application form.
The guide contains information on the official regulations governing the elections, based on publications produced by the Electoral Commission, along with some tips and pointers drawn from the previous experience of TUSC election campaigners.
It also includes information on the procedures agreed by the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition national steering committee on how to become a TUSC candidate, contained in Part One in the section entitled, Before the Elections.