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Election rules guide for TUSC candidates and agents

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The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition’s All-Britain Steering Committee has produced a summary guide for candidates and election agents looking to contest the local council elections taking place in 2024 on Thursday May 2nd.  This is available as a downloadable PDF at https://www.tusc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/TUSC-Guide-for-Candidates-Agents-2024.pdf   

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. 

As well explaining the official election rules, the guide also includes information on the procedures agreed by the steering committee on how to become a TUSC candidate. 

There will be just over 2,000 councillors elected in May 2024 – see the TUSC elections directory for where the elections are (at https://www.tusc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/2024-Elections-Directory.pdf).

These will be the last council elections before the general election – if both elections are not, in fact, held on the same day.  With no deposits needed to stand in a local election, the question is: why couldn’t YOU be on the ballot paper to help build an alternative to the establishment parties?  The guide shows how it can be done.



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