Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://secure.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/856/20721

From The Socialist newspaper, 20 May 2015

Campaign news in brief

Bus canvass

One highlight of the TUSC Llanelli election campaign was an unexpected 'bus canvass'.

As I got on, somebody at the back who shops at the supermarket where I work recognised me. He said he had seen me in the local paper's election coverage.

I said, "yes I am a candidate, do you want a leaflet?" He enthusiastically accepted, and others started to ask me who I was and could they have one, so I dished out a few and had a chat with them.

Incidentally the driver, who was already known to us, came to our eve-of-poll rally after taking my leaflet. It was a welcome stop on our journey to making TUSC more than "the biggest party you've never heard of".

Scott Jones

Kent TUSC

Half our eight TUSC candidates in Whitstable and Folkestone were women. These included Bronwen Page and Louise Morgan, both young mums and new Socialist Party members.

Leading local trade unionists also rallied to the TUSC banner. This included a Unison convenor and president of the local trades council, the secretary of the local trades council, a Unite branch secretary, and the secretary and chair of Kent Unite Community.

Eric Segal

May Day rally

The Kent May Day workers' rally, whose organisers included local Socialist Party members, was a fantastic day of mainly women speakers from across the trade union movement.

Clog dancing, maypoles, poets and comedians all came together to celebrate trade unionism. There was a march around the village led by a jazz band. Centurion Sect, the best anti austerity band around, played an excellent, comical set.

Three local TUSC candidates were there to support. We sold 25 copies of the Socialist and raised 30 fighting fund.

Delia Hazrati

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 20 May 2015:


Socialist Party news and analysis

Cut rents not benefits

Fight back at the Tory war on youth

Stop the "elites fortifying their power"

Build a movement to defeat the government's savagery

Labour leadership contest - appealing to big business

Fight Tories' new 'anti-extremism' law

State and big business spied on activists

Ukip provocateur unmasked

Them & Us


Socialist Party workplace news

Support the National Rail walkout over pay and jobs

FBU debates how to combat Tory onslaught

All-out pay strike forces Labour council back to table

ITV production staff

Workplace news in brief


International socialist news and analysis

US: Bernie Sanders calls for 'political revolution'


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Election aftermath: anti-Tory austerity protests

Cheapskate council screws up election ballot!

Build up resources to fight the Tories

Management thrashed in academies debate

Campaign news in brief


Socialist Party comments and reviews

Russell Brand's 'The Emperor's New Clothes'

Save our 'life saver' libraries!

Tories rig exams to favour rich students


 

Home   |   The Socialist 20 May 2015   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   PDF  |   ebook






Related links:

Socialist Party:

triangleGloucestershire Socialist Party: Workers' democracy vs corporate 'leadership'

triangleFight for your future - join the socialists

triangleThe Great Big Socialist Party Quiz 2019

triangleClimate strikes: Students and trade unionists protest together

triangleWhy I joined: "Proud to be a socialist"

Kent:

triangleNationalisation is answer to Southern Water cover up

triangleGentrification scourge hits Kent

triangleAnger at south east Kent Momentum meeting

triangleReadmit expelled socialists: a proven record of fighting back

TUSC:

triangleThe Socialist inbox

triangleNew twist in Derby TUSC election agent case

triangleTUSC suspends electoral activity

Socialist:

triangleStrikes: more determined than ever

triangleSelling the Socialist

Candidates:

triangleEnfield North Labour Party: Defend local democracy

Fighting Fund:

triangleHelp fund the fightback: sponsor my marathon

Llanelli:

triangleHundreds turn out for rally aimed at removing west Wales Tory MP

Folkestone:

triangleThe Socialist inbox

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

4/12/19

Socialist Party

Fight for your future - join the socialists

4/12/19

UCU

Strikes: more determined than ever

4/12/19

Socialist Students

Students and workers united in struggle

4/12/19

South Western Railway

It's a strike to ensure the safety of the travelling public

4/12/19

Surrey

Surrey firefighters to ballot on Christmas industrial action

4/12/19

Hull

Social workers lobby Hull City Council

4/12/19

Climate change

Climate strikes: Students and trade unionists protest together

4/12/19

Socialist Party

Why I joined: "Proud to be a socialist"

4/12/19

Carlisle

Carlisle election meeting: Education - time to make the mega-rich and corporations pay

4/12/19

Council

Workplace news in brief

4/12/19

West Midlands

Solid support for guards on West Midlands Trains

4/12/19

Climate change

Climate change election debate - Corbyn offers best green solutions but needs to go further

4/12/19

The Socialist

Selling the Socialist

4/12/19

Royal Mail

Royal Mail court ruling - national reps meeting and solidarity action essential

4/12/19

RMT

Jared Wood overwhelmingly elected to RMT executive

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0784 114 4890

North West 07954 376 096

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019

August 2019

July 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999