Socialist Worker

TUSC shows its teeth

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coaliition (TUSC) is putting forward a left alternative to the main parties at the general election. Supporters were campaigning in key consitutencies last weekend, including:

Issue No. 2193

Cambridge socialists campaigning

Cambridge socialists campaigning


Around 30 people joined leafleting in Burngreave, Sheffield, where Maxine Bowler is standing against Labour MP David Blunkett.

Maxine spoke to 200 women at an International Women’s Day event and a Workers Education Association meeting last week.

TUSC supporters will be leafleting mosques every Friday. Many are running voter registration campaigns. Maxine is also involved in producing a pamphlet on the Yemen with local Yemini activists.

Cambridge About 20 campaigners joined in leafleting the Romsey ward in


Martin Booth, a local health worker and trade unionist, is standing for Cambridge Socialists and TUSC in the general election, and trades council secretary Tom Woodcock will be standing standing in the local elections.


Supporters campaigned for healthworker Karen Reissmann who is standing in Gorton against Labour MP Gerald Kaufman.

Karen spoke to residents on the Ansen Estate. “There is such anger about Labour, such a deep sense of betrayal,” she said.

Manchester RMT is backing Karen and has made a donation to the campaign.

Click here to subscribe to our daily morning email newsletter 'Breakfast in red'

Article information

Tue 16 Mar 2010, 19:38 GMT
Issue No. 2193
Share this article



Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.