Becoming a TUSC candidate
Posted: 22 November 2020
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition was set-up in 2010 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 on behalf 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/431.doc. Submitting an application form 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 2021 on Thursday May 6th. This is available as a downloadable PDF at http://www.tusc.org.uk/txt/432.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 2018
Posted: 29 May 2018