TUSC candidates in May
Posted: 10 April 2018
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is standing 112 candidates in the local elections on May 3rd, across 34 councils. The full list is available at http://www.tusc.org.uk/txt/423.pdf
TUSC election candidates and results from 2010 to 2017
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: 12 February 2018
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 council election staff, 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/412.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 2018 on Thursday May 3rd. This is available as a downloadable PDF at http://www.tusc.org.uk/txt/414.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.