Tuesday 13 April 2021

Every Voter in Wales to Get a Chance to vote TUSC


TUSC Wales announces that it will contest all five regional lists in the Senedd elections, allowing all voters in Wales to vote for a real socialist alternative.

The response to our call for campaigners to come forward and use the elections to continue their fight against exploitation and injustice has been overwhelming.

As well as the three South Wales regions, supporters in Mid and West Wales and North Wales have also come forward to stand and the financial appeal has exceeded expectations.

TUSC is standing to provide a real alternative for working people, including traditional Labour voters, who have been abandoned by the main parties.

Mark Evans, lead TUSC candidate in South Wales West said: “We must build a real alternative for working people to all the main parties bringing together all those who are suffering the effects of the Covid crisis which Welsh Labour has failed to protect us from: workers, service users, black lives matter activists, young job seekers, students and many others”

TUSC will be standing for:
  • Universal free school meals for all pupils
  • Opposition to all cuts and closures to public services, jobs, pay and conditions.
  • For an immediate investment in the NHS to reverse previous cutbacks and a 15% pay rise for all NHS and care workers
  • A united working-class struggle against racism
  • Renationalisation of rail and public transport to electrify Wales railways
  • For rent controls, secure tenancies and end to evictions.
  • Nationalise energy utilities to create a publicly-owned energy company to build tidal lagoons on the Swansea, Cardiff and North Wales coasts and to make Wales 100% green energy self-sufficient
  • For a multi-option referendum on independence
  • Full law-making and tax raising powers for the Welsh Parliament including the power to nationalise companies threatening closure

Candidates will include a council workers’ leader, NHS nurses and workers fighting for a decent pay rise in the pandemic, a leader of the rent strike at Swansea University, a prominent community anti-cuts campaigner, a Black Lives’ Matter activist and an 18-year-old college student.

TUSC lead candidates: 

South Wales West

Mark Evans – Carmarthenshire council workers’ leader

Karen Gerrahty – Maesteg NHS occupational therapist

Gareth Bromhall – Secretary of Swansea Trades Union Council and care worker

Oision Mullholland – organiser of the rent strike at Swansea University

Charlie Wells – Swansea University organiser of Free Education campaign

South Wales Central

Ross Saunders – organiser of Cardiff Against The Cuts and secretary of Socialist Party Wales

Beth Webster – nurse at UHW hospital

Mia Hollsing – Cynon Valley campaigner against domestic violence

Andrew Wilkes – Construction electrician and Unite the Union activist

Kevin Gillen – Barry community activist

South Wales East

Mariam Kamish – Campaigner for A&E at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr

Cammilla Mngaza – Campaigning for justice for her daughter Siyanda Mngaza

Melanie Benedict – 18 year old campaigner for youth rights

Dave Reid – Trade union and community

Mid and West Wales

Carys Phillips – President of the Social Workers’ Union

North Wales

Michelle Francis – Organiser of the rent strike at Bangor University

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