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.
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.