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Candidates

 

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition candidates who stood in the 2010 general election

(See below for Scottish TUSC candidates)

Coventry North East

Dave Nellist

Former Labour MP, 1983-92. Socialist Party councillor for 12 years. Supported by the RMT National Council of Executives.

Video: Dave Nellist explains why you should vote TUSC







Colne Valley

Councillor Jackie Grunsell, GP

A Socialist Party member. Also standing for re-election in the Kirklees council ward of Crosland Moor and Netherton in the parliamentary seat of Colne Valley, having won the council seat in 2006 for Save Huddersfield NHS. Supported by the RMT National Council of Executives.




Hull West and Hessle

Keith Gibson

A Socialist Party member. GMB member for 35 years, became the leader of the Lindsey Oil Refinery workers’ unofficial strike committee last year. No2EU candidate. Supported by the RMT National Council of Executives.

Picture: Bob Crow and Keith Gibson (left) address the construction workers day of action at the Olympics site. Photo Paul Mattsson


Huddersfield

Paul Cooney

The UNISON health branch secretary for the local hospitals. He was previously in the Labour Party then the Greens and has stood for them in the past locally. Supported by the RMT National Council of Executives.

A worker's MP on a workers' wage - Huddersfield TUSC website




Brighton Kemptown

Dave Hill

Former Labour Group leader, East Sussex council and Labour PPC. Supported by the RMT National Council of Executives.







Brighton TUSC website




Portsmouth North

Mick Tosh

Portsmouth RMT rail union and former RMT executive member. Supported by the RMT National Council of Executives.

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition: Portsmouth North








Lewisham Deptford

Councillor Ian Page

A Socialist Party member. A Socialist Party councillor for 15 years in the area. Supported by the RMT National Council of Executives.









Ian Flood and Chris Flood in the campaign to save Deptford Job Centre

Windows media player version: Ian Flood and Chris Flood in the campaign to save Deptford Job Centre




Swansea West

Rob Williams

A Socialist Party member. Unite convenor at the ex-Ford car parts plant, Linemar.

Video: Rob Williams on the ex-Ford Visteon workers demonstration, demanding their pensions.






Walthamstow

Nancy Taaffe

A Socialist Party member. Waltham Forest Unison branch officer. Supported by the RMT National Council of Executives.








Nancy Taaffe explains why she is standing

Watch: Nancy Taaffe explains why she is standing

Watch: Nancy Taaffe in protest at threatened cuts at Ascham Homes.




Greenwich and Woolwich

Onay Kasab

A Socialist Party member. Branch secretary of Greenwich Unison (3,500 members). Supported by the RMT National Council of Executives.







Onay Kasab explains why she is standing

MP4 Video: Onay Kasab explains why he is standing

Windows media player video: Onay Kasab explains why he is standing



Gateshead

Elaine Brunskill

A Socialist Party member. Unison member. Regional agent for No2EU. Supported by the RMT National Council of Executives.





Wythenshawe and Sale East

Lynn Worthington

A Socialist Party member. Unite member. Secured 12% of the vote in local election in 2008, finishing ahead of the Lib-Dems and Greens. Candidate for No2EU in Euro elections 2009. Supported by the RMT National Council of Executives.






Bootle

Pete Glover

A Socialist Party member. NUT member. Secured 900 votes in local elections in 2004.










Leicester West

Steve Score

A Socialist Party member. Has previously stood in Leicester West and as a local election candidate in Braunstone ward.

Southampton Itchen

Tim Cutter

A Socialist Party member. Hampshire council UNISON branch committee

Bristol South

Tom Baldwin

A Socialist Party member, 26 years old. Unite member. Supported by the RMT National Council of Executives.








Watch: Tom Baldwin explains why he is standing.




Cardiff Central

Ross Saunders

A Socialist Party member. UNISON member.








Watch: Ross Saunders explains why he is standing.




Manchester Gorton

Karen Reissman

A Socialist Workers Party member. A nurse for 25 years, sacked by Manchester Mental Health NHS for ‘whistleblowing’ against the effects of cuts and privatisation.

Cambridge City

Martin Booth

A theatre nurse and chair of Cambridge UNISON Health branch.

Sheffield Brightside

Maxine Bowler

A Socialist Workers Party member.

Salford

David Henry

A 26 year-old local organiser of the ‘Hazel Must Go’ campaign. The campaign voted at an eighty-strong selection meeting to support TUSC and to apply to stand under its banner. Supported by the RMT National Council of Executives.

Spelthorne

Paul Couchman

A Socialist Party member. Secretary of Surrey UNISON. Supported by the RMT National Council of Executives.








Watch: Paul Couchman explains why he is standing as the Trades Unionists and Socialists candidate for the 2010 General Election.

A Workers' MP for Spelthorne on a workers' wage: Spelthorne Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition website




Stoke Central

Matthew Wright

A Socialist Party member. 26 years old, the Youth Officer of Stoke UNISON.








Tottenham

Jenny Sutton

CONEL UCU branch secretary, backed by the London Region UCU. Supported by the RMT National Council of Executives.

Redcar

Hannah Walter

Socialist Party member. Unison NEC member. Supported by the RMT National Council of Executives.

Liverpool Walton

Darren Ireland

Secretary, RMT North Wales & NW regional council. Supported by the RMT National Council of Executives.

Bristol East

Rachel Lynch

A Socialist Party member, 26 years old. NUT member, No2EU candidate in Euro elections 2009. Supported by the RMT National Council of Executives.






Coventry South

Judy Griffiths

Coventry CWU branch secretary. A Socialist Party Member.

Coventry North West

Nikki Downes

NUT and Socialist Party member. Supported by the RMT National Council of Executives.

Wellingborough & Rushden

Councillor Paul Crofts

Independent Socialist councillor (ex-Labour) in Wellingborough

Paul Crofts’ blog: www.paulcrofts.blogspot.com

Website of the Independent Socialists in Wellingborough: www.wellsocialists.org.uk

 

Doncaster North

Bill Rawcliffe

RMT senior steward at Jarvis Rail. Supported by the RMT National Council of Executives.



TUSC is also supporting:

Carlisle

John Metcalfe

ASLEF member, former Labour mayor and No2EU candidate

 

Scottish TUSC candidates in the General Election

Glasgow South West

Tommy Sheridan

Former MSP and co-convenor of Solidarity









Glasgow South

Brian Smith

Branch secretary of Glasgow City Unison (the largest Unison branch in Scotland) and member of the International Socialists.

Glasgow North

Angela McCormack

EIS convenor, Coatbridge College. A Socialist Workers Party member.

Glasgow North East

Graham Campbell

Anti-racist campaigner. Solidarity member.

Edinburgh East

Gary Clark

Assistant branch secretary, Scotland No.2 CWU.

Edinburgh North & Leith

Willie Black

Unite senior steward and regional committee member. A Socialist Workers Party member.

Midlothian

Willie Duncan

NHS worker and Solidarity member.

Dundee West

Jim McFarlane

Chair of Dundee City Unison branch and member of the International Socialists.

Motherwell & Wishaw

Ray Gunnion

Lanarkshire Socialist Alliance. Supported by the RMT National Council of Executives.

Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey

George McDonald

CWU member and Solidarity.

All trade union members are standing in a personal capacity.