4 April 2013
Doncaster Mary4Mayor campaign under way
THE Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) campaign for the Mayor of Doncaster election got off to a great start on Tuesday (April 2nd), with sixty people attending a launch meeting addressed by the TUSC candidate Mary Jackson, and Bob Crow, general secretary of the RMT transport workers union.
Joining Mary and Bob on the platform were Joe Robinson, the 21-year old newly elected TUSC councillor in Maltby, and Tony Mulhearn, one of the Liverpool 47 councillors who stood up to Thatcherís government in the 1980s.† Tony stood as a TUSC candidate in last Mayís Liverpool Mayoral election, polling 4,792 votes (4.73%) Ė ahead of the Tories and with double the UKIP vote.† Now TUSC has a chance to make an impact in Doncaster, one of whose MPs is Labour leader Ed Miliband.
The launch meeting was especially notable for the attendance of trade union activists, particularly from the RMT but also including the Lindholme POA branch secretary. †Over £250 was raised to help fund the campaign, and there were lots of offers to help.
Click here for Maryís election address (PDF), that will be printed in a booklet to go to every Doncaster household.
Donate to the campaign
Thereís a PayPal facility on the TUSC website (at http://www.tusc.org.uk/donate.php) or you can send cheques, made payable to the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition, to TUSC, 17 Colebert House, Colebert Avenue, London, E1 4JP.† Letís make sure TUSC isnít held back from making the biggest possible impact in Ed Milibandís backyard.