The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is an electoral alternative supported by leading figures in the rail, teaching, civil service, prison officers and fire-fighters trade unions, along with many socialist parties and groups.
Jon Redford, South East Regional Secretary of the Socialist Party, will be standing in the East Brighton by-election. Jon was one of the principal organisers of the local demonstrations against the government's implementation of student fees in 2010.
“I am standing on a platform of opposing ALL cuts. The Con Dem government has subjected us to attacks on pensions, services, jobs, and welfare. However there is no alternative available to working and poor people; the Labour Party supports the cuts and offers no way to challenge them. The Green Party is administering cuts in Brighton, again with no strategy to fight back.
“Cuts are not necessary; the money is there in society not only to stop the cuts but to improve public services through investment. Tax avoidance and evasion by the rich costs the economy £120 billion a year.
“The government must not be allowed to get away with anything without being challenged by the people whose lives they are affecting. As a TUSC councillor I will do everything I can to build a movement and campaign against every attack to the community and individuals.”
Facebook: Vote Jon Redford - T.U.S.C Against the Cuts - East Brighton 18th October
Local website: www.brightontusc.blogspot.co.uk
National Website: www.tusc.org.uk