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'I feel much better after leaving the Labour Party'

03 February 2015
Sadie Robinson spoke to former Labour Party members who left the party in disgust at its refusal to take on Tory cuts, and found a new home to fight for an alternative to austerity

Demand more than the ‘democracy’ of the rich

03 February 2015
From Athens to London via Edinburgh there are constant reminders of how the rich try to subvert democracy.

Meet Angela McCormick the TUSC candidate for Glasgow North

27 January 2015
Angela McCormick is standing in Glasgow North for TUSC. She told Socialist Worker that the argument to vote Labour to keep the Tories out doesn’t cut in Scotland, especially since both parties united to campaign against independence.

Tusc conference builds a left alternative to austerity

27 January 2015
Election candidates and campaigners gathered in London for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) conference last Saturday.

Taking on austerity and racism in the general election - meet a TUSC candidate

13 January 2015
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidates will be putting forward an alternative to the racism and austerity of the main parties in May’s general election.

Is there an alternative to the Labour Party?

02 December 2014
Millions of workers hate Ukip and the Tories, but don’t see Labour standing up to them. Socialist Worker has argued that the left should present a united challenge at the election. We asked activists what they think

Election turmoil lies behind Labour crisis

18 November 2014
Alex Callinicos looks at the reasons for the electoral crisis Labour and the other main parties have found themselves in

Is the left breaking through in Europe?

18 November 2014
We should celebrate the radical left’s breakthroughs in Europe, argues Dave Sewell. But we still need to organise to change not just the politicians, but the whole system

Mass Hope Over Fear rally shows the chance to build new left in Scotland

14 October 2014
Up to 15,000 people rallied in Glasgow’s George Square last Sunday at an event called by the Hope Over Fear campaign initiated by Tommy Sheridan.

The left must unite to be an alternative

14 October 2014
The media cliche machine has been in overdrive since the by-elections on Thursday of last week. Tedious though this is, undoubtedly something big has happened.

Industrial in brief

17 June 2014
Big majority for action at Newsquest | Hall cleaners fight to keep their jobs | Teachers to walk out over redundancies | NUT general secretary election | Gwalia care workers defend conditions | Justice for Domestic Workers protest

Coalition humiliated after big poll losses

27 May 2014
The government crashed in the elections. But the vote hasn’t gone to the left, writes Simon Basketter

Vote for the alternative to scapegoating of migrants

22 April 2014
Candidates for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition are taking on austerity and racism in the local elections around England. Socialist Worker reports

TUSC prepares for the polls

04 February 2014
Some 200 supporters of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) met last Saturday to discuss the council elections in England on 22 May.

A year of elections tests South American governments

02 July 2013
Around 100,000 student protesters disrupted the polls at Chile’s primary elections last week. 

Votes for socialists in the local elections

07 May 2013
Some 120 candidates for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) stood in 117 wards in English and Welsh local elections on 2 May. 

Tories lose out in local elections - resist the racists

04 May 2013
The Tories lost 335 councillors in last Thursday's local elections. It was a dismal showing.

Vote socialist in the elections

30 April 2013
Socialist Worker backed the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) in the elections this week.

UCU - vote Liz for a fighting union

15 January 2013
The National Executive and national officer elections in the UCU union are set to open in a few weeks’ time.

Catalan elections show support for independence from Spain

27 November 2012
Elections in Catalonia this week returned a parliament where more than two thirds of MPs want independence from Spain.

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