Posted: 4 November 2014
Nominations for the 2015 elections will open in less than 150 days! If local TUSC groups haven't started their election planning, they need to now.
The TUSC national steering committee has produced a range of resources to help local TUSC groups, prospective candidates, and election agents, for the jobs that need to be done - for both the local elections and the general election taking place on May 7th next year.
Posted: 19 September 2014
A NEW A3 folded TUSC broadsheet is now available appealing for candidates to stand in next May's elections.
The broadsheet includes an outline of our approach to the general election, TUSC's ten-point core policy platforms for local elections, and a brief explanation of what TUSC is and who is involved. It's ideal for distribution at trade union meetings, anti-cuts events and as a general introduction to TUSC on picket lines and protests.
You can view the broadsheet at http://www.tusc.org.uk/txt/313.pdf
Posted: 11 August 2014
Planning is now under way for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) challenge at next year's general election.
Local TUSC groups have been discussing, amongst other ideas, how to follow up the suggestion made by the national steering committee to organise union delegations or lobbies of Labour prospective parliamentary candidates (PPCs) in each parliamentary constituency. This is to establish their position on a number of key issues before a final decision is made on whether to challenge them next May.
A model letter to Labour prospective candidates is available for local groups to adapt to their own constituencies (see below - for a downloadable Word version, see www.tusc.org.uk/txt/308.doc).
Posted: 23 May 2014
An initial post-election leaflet is now available for TUSC campaigners to use.
The leaflet can be downloaded from www.tusc.org.uk/txt/299.pdf
Posted: 28 March 2014
Two new items of TUSC election campaign material are now available to order.
We've re-printed the old TUSC A6 'Where will your vote go?' postcard to include UKIP as a non-alternative on the ballot paper and, on the reverse, Bob Crow's memorable endorsement of TUSC, "Who else you gonna vote for?".
Posted: 20 March 2014
Three new leaflets are now available to order for use in the TUSC local election campaign.
They are an A4 general introduction to TUSC leaflet, an A5 leaflet concentrating on housing, and an A5 flyer combining an introduction to TUSC with an appeal for donations. Check out the PDFs of the leaflets by clicking the images below.
Posted: 6 March 2014
A brief guide to election law has been produced for Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidates and election agents. It is available as a downloadable PDF from the TUSC website here.
This is a summary of election law for May's local council contests, based on the official guidance 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 on how to become a TUSC candidate.
Posted: 18 February 2014
A range of TUSC campaign material - postcards, leaflets, posters and banners - is available to order from the resources page on the TUSC website.
Two TUSC election leaflets are currently available: 'Fight back against the cuts' and 'NHS: public health not private wealth' (see above and below). These are one-side only A4 leaflets which allows for local content to be printed on the reverse.
Posted: 17 November 2013
Lots in the bulletin this month so here are the headlines:
Stand for TUSC in the local elections in May 2014 - 625 candidates is the target - get your application in early
Getting in early applications is important for three main reasons. Firstly, so that a national picture can be built up to see how close TUSC is getting to the 625 target. Secondly, so that if more than one application is received for the same ward there is time to sort this out locally (the best way of doing this, of course, is to make sure there is a functioning local TUSC steering committee or branch in your area!) But lastly, and most importantly, to encourage prospective candidates to get out campaigning - don't wait until next year! For more details see the article 'Seizing the chance' below
TUSC 2014 local elections conference, 1st February
The next TUSC Steering Committee on November 20th will discuss the details of the TUSC pre-election conference to be held next February. But the venue has been booked - the Indian YMCA in Fitzroy Square, London W1T 6AQ - from 11am to 5pm for Saturday 1st February, so that is a definite date for new year diaries. It is open to all those who want to support the TUSC electoral challenge in May 2014.
Posted: 4 October 2013
Friday 4 October 2013
- TUSC gets 27 per cent in town council by-election
- TUSC pre-election conference announced for 1 February 2014
- Call for TUSC candidates and key information on election law
- Independent Socialist Network national meeting Saturday 9 November
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