Anti-Cuts Councillor Don Thomas wins 1000 vote majority!
Congratulations to Don Thomas, re-elected as Coxford anti-cuts councillor by close to 1000 vote majority. He rejoins his anti-cuts councillor Keith Morrell to continue to the fight against austerity and put an alternative forward on Southampton City Council to the axe-wielding Labour council. Southampton TUSC gave its active support to Don’d campaign as well as standing across the city in council and Westminster elections.
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) national steering committee held its first post-election meeting this week. Against the backdrop of a Tory-majority government committed to accelerated austerity, albeit one with the lowest ever share of support amongst the total electorate (24.4%), the need the build on the TUSC campaign to develop a socialist electoral alternative was recognised by all at the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) post-election national steering committee.
The meeting agreed a vote of thanks to all the 748 candidates – and their agents and campaign teams – who contested the elections on May 7th under the TUSC umbrella, polling a combined total of 118,125 votes.