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From The Socialist newspaper, 12 May 2010

Trade Unionist & Socialist Coalition (TUSC) general election results

RegionSeatCandidateResult% of vote
East MidsLeicester WestSteve Score1570.40%
East MidsWellingborough & RushdonCouncillor Paul Croft2490.50%
EasternCambridge CityMartin Booth3620.70%
LondonLewisham DeptfordSocialist Party Councillor Ian Page6451.60%
LondonWalthamstowNancy Taaffe2790.68%
LondonGreenwich and WoolwichOnay Kasab2670.60%
LondonTottenhamJenny Sutton10572.60%
NorthernGatesheadElaine Brunskill2660.70%
NorthernRedcarHannah Walter1270.30%
North WestWythenshawe and Sale EastLynn Worthington2680.65%
North WestBootlePete Glover4721.10%
North WestCarlisleJohn Metcalfe3760.90%
North WestLiverpool WaltonDarren Ireland1950.57%
North WestManchester GortonKaren Reissman3370.90%
North WestSalfordDavid Henry7302%
SouthernSouthampton ItchinTim Cutter1680.40%
SouthernSpelthornePaul Couchman1760.40%
SouthernPortsmouth NorthMick Tosh154
South EastBrighton KemptownDave Hill1940.50%
South WestBristol SouthTom Baldwin2060.40%
South WestBristol EastRachel (Rae) Lynch1980.40%
WalesCardiff CentralRoss Saunders1620.40%
WalesSwansea WestRob Williams1790.50%
West MidsCoventry North EastDave Nellist15923.70%
West MidsCoventry SouthJudy Griffiths6911.55
West MidsCoventry North WestNikki Downes3700.80%
West MidsStoke CentralMatt Wright1330.40%
YorkshireColne ValleyCouncillor Jackie Grunsell.7411.30%
YorkshireHull West + HessleKeith Gibson.1500.50%
YorkshireDoncaster NorthBill Rawcliffe1810.40%
YorkshireHuddersfieldPaul Cooney3190.80%
YorkshireSheffield BrightsideMaxine Bowler6561.70%

Results for Scotland

ScotlandGlasgow South WestTommy Sheridan9312.90%
ScotlandGlasgow SouthBrian Smith3510.90%
ScotlandGlasgow NorthAngela McCormack2871%
ScotlandGlasgow North EastGraham Campbell1870.60%
ScotlandEdinburgh EastGary Clark2740.70%
ScotlandEdinburgh North & LeithWillie Black2330.50%
ScotlandMidlothianWillie Duncan1660.40%
ScotlandDundee WestJim McFarlane3501.20%
ScotlandMotherwell & WishawRay Gunnion6092%
ScotlandInverness, Nairn, Badenoch & StrathspeyGeorge McDonald1350.30%

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