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From: Article posted to home page Election campaigns, 23 March 2015:

Search site for keywords: Dudley - Cuts - Socialist - Jobs - Austerity - Black

Dudley no-cuts candidate calls for Tory to resign

Afzal Amin, the Tory election candidate for Dudley North was suspended on 21st March after being accused of trying to plot the staging of a fake demonstration outside a mosque with the help of former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson.

"Do the people of Dudley a favour and resign now", demands socialist candidate David Pitt.


Statement from David Pitt, Prospective Parliamentary Candidate, Dudley North, for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC):

If true, the accusation that the Tory candidate for Dudley North was prepared to inflame issues around race for personal or party gain is an absolute disgrace.

What Dudley needs is jobs and decent pay for doing those jobs. Dudley needs homes for our young people and an end to cuts and privatisation in our NHS and the growing misery of austerity.

What we don't need are attempts to divide our community, to get us to fight amongst ourselves rather than campaign for a better life for all.

I spoke on behalf of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) at the rally in opposition to the last EDL march in Dudley. The people of Dudley don't want to be used like this. We expect our politicians to help solve problems, not create them. Afzal Amin should do the people of Dudley a favour and resign now.

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I also believe that whether the allegations are true or not, many local people will believe that this kind of reported activity is all too representative of many Westminster establishment politicians, of their self-seeking and their contempt for the working people of Britain.

Thirty years of free market dogma from all parties has brought us to where the next generation can't look forward to being better off than the last one, but the one thing they can be sure of is that the elite will look after themselves.

Tory, Liberal, Labour and now UKIP all argue that working people must pay for the crisis of the economic system, rather than the minority who most benefit from it.

I'm standing in this election because working people need our own voice in politics in order to focus on bringing people together to demand more resources - not to pit communities against each other to fight for scarcer resources. What we in Dudley need are jobs and homes. We don't need racism or sleazy games.


Background:

About David Pitt: I am a 26 year old firefighter from Tipton. I was brought up in the Black Country. I have been a firefighter for six years and I am currently the Chair of the West Midlands Fire Brigades Union.

About TUSC:

http://www.tusc.org.uk/

The Trades Unionist and Socialist Coalition has expanded its electoral challenge to the four Westminster austerity parties and will be the 6th largest party in the country in terms of seats contested on 7th May.

In the West Midlands there will be TUSC parliamentary candidates in Birmingham and Black Country, Coventry, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire.







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