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Saturday 24 September 2016

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TUSC welcome for Jeremy Corbyn's decisive re-election victory

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) warmly welcomes the decisive re-election of Jeremy Corbyn as the Labour Party leader.

Ex-MP Dave Nellist, a former Labour backbench colleague of Jeremy Corbyn and now the chair of TUSC, said:

"Jeremy's impressive victory over a concerted effort to take Labour back to the Blair days will give heart to socialists inside and outside the Labour Party.

"But it's clear that the right are not going to give up.

"The only way that victory can now be consolidated is by democratising the Labour Party and building a wider anti-austerity party that could bring into alliance with Labour a range of trade unionists, socialists, anti-cuts and green campaigners and organisations, that can reach out to parts of the population that Labour had lost touch with.

"I'd welcome the chance to participate in discussions on how those of us currently outside the Labour Party could join together in building a working class, socialist, mass movement that could challenge inequality and open a new chapter in British politics".

The TUSC national steering committee, which includes representatives of the transport union RMT and a number of individual leading trade unionists, will meet on 12th October and will discuss TUSC's future work in the new period brought about by Jeremy Corbyn's re-election triumph.