An application form, a guide to the rules... how you can become a TUSC candidate
Posted: 9 November 2021
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition was set-up 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 for the relevant election (see http://tusc.org.uk/policy.php).
By law candidates who wish to appear on the ballot paper using the name and logo of a registered party have to submit to the council election staff, 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/454.doc. Submitting an application 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 2022 on Thursday May 5th. This is available as a downloadable PDF at https://www.tusc.org.uk/txt/455.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.
TUSC election candidates and results from 2011 to 2021*
Posted: 15 May 2021
TUSC election results May 2021
TUSC local election results 2018
TUSC local election results 2017
TUSC election results May 2016
TUSC election results May 2015
TUSC election results May 2014
TUSC election results 2013
TUSC election results May 2012
TUSC election results 2011
* TUSC recalibrated its electoral activity following Jeremy Corbyn's election as Labour leader, a development which it warmly welcomed.
Consequently TUSC did not contest either the 2017 or 2019 general elections and stood on a more limited basis in other elections, only against those Labour candidates who opposed Jeremy Corbyn and were carrying out austerity policies.
But with Keir Starmer's election as leader TUSC agreed to resume standing more widely again, starting in the May 2021 elections (see http://www.tusc.org.uk/17410/04-09-2020/back-at-work-tusc-to-stand-in-elections-again-against-pro-austerity-politicians).