Kingston and Surbiton – Laurel Fogarty

I am standing in these elections to fight against the austerity agenda that unites all the main parties. Ordinary workers are facing a real squeeze as pay fails to keep up with inflation and the costs of living soars. Nearly 6,000 people used the food bank in Kingston last year, which is scandalous. I am standing to put an end to this, for a £10 an hour minimum wage, re-nationalisations of the energy and transport systems and a mass programme of social housing. A wage to live on, homes to live in and affordable energy and transport. I want to see a society where the power is with ordinary people and not with the one percent at the top, help me fight for it.

Contact

Twitter @KingstonTUSC  or @laurel_fogarty

Telephone 07713 754 511

Email  kingston.TUSC@hotmail.com

Chingford – Len Hockey

My name is Len Hockey and I am 53 years old, a hospital porter and a trade union activist of over 30 years standing. I am currently a branch secretary for the UNITE trade union and a Socialist Party member.

I have worked at Whipps Cross hospital in east London for 26 years during which time I have led numerous campaigns including building trade union organisation, against victimisation and against down grading of pay. Also an historic battle to end the two tier workforce which, following successful strike action, secured increased pay and conditions for a privatised, low paid, mainly migrant workforce.

In Chingford ConDem policies have meant vicious attacks including a library closure, the cut of a fire engine and denigration of this service through attacks on workers’ pensions. Also, the slashing of vital children’s and young people’s services, social work services to baby clinics and career services to the youth offending team.

I am proud to be taking part in the biggest left-of-Labour electoral challenge for 60 years: in a coalition of dedicated campaigners fighting for permanent, properly paid jobs, trade union rights, affordable housing, decent public services and benefits, and against the establishment parties policy of austerity, ie.  planned poverty for the millions while the super-rich get richer.

Contact

Tel 07746 414536

Email len4tusc@gmail.com

Twitter @TUSCWF

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/walthamforesttusc

Website http://www.walthamforesttusc.com/

Brent Central – John Boyle

I’m standing to provide an alternative to the mainstream parties and oppose all cuts and privatisation. Labour run Brent Council has just agreed £54 million worth of cuts for next 2 years. This means loss of valuable resources like Stonebridge Adventure playground and childrens crossing wardens. I would support and help build campaigns which pressure central government for the funding Brent needs. I pledge to actively oppose and vote against all proposed cuts. Big issues for me include lack of council homes and rent caps, Benefit Cuts, inequality & low wages, privatisation/academisation of education, council cutbacks, library closures, closure of Central Middlesex A&E and other health care cuts. Rubbish collection & dirty streets and a lack of opportunities and support for young people. The big problem is inequality. In such a rich country with big bankers bonuses, huge city profits and corporate tax evasion there is no reason for austerity.

Contact

Twitter @TuscBrent

Email jbsoc69@gmail.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/TUSC-Brent/301176656648425

Website https://tuscbrent.wordpress.com/

Sutton & Cheam Pauline Gorman

I am a retired teacher – I taught for 35 years in Special and Comprehensive schools in London and Birmingham. I was elected Union rep in several schools, onto NUT Associations’ Committees and as delegate to Trades Councils and NUT National Conference. Over the years I have been active in many campaigns including: those to preserve Trade Union rights, against public spending cuts, and to stop the Vietnam and Iraq wars. I have been enormously enthused by the creation of TUSC as a major campaigning organisation against the vicious cuts perpetrated by the current (and previous) corrupt and self-serving governments. I am currently campaigning against the introduction of TTIP and to save the NHS and our local Hospital – St Helier. I am a life-long socialist and believe that democratic ownership of the means of production is the only way to ensure equality for all and to preserve human life on the planet.

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See campaign Window Poster

Contact

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SuttonandCroydonTUSC

Email pfgorman44@gmail.com

Meetings
1. Sutton Guardian (local newspaper) final debate (hustings) is scheduled for Nonsuch High School, Cheam, on March 12, with the lead topic education.

Fantastic animation worth looking at and sharing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyG1KPeCAT0

Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner – Wally Kennedy

I have been active in the local area for 38 years as a community activist, socialist, trade-unionist and elected councillor.  I have witnessed the carnage of Thatcher’s neo-liberalism and the destruction of vital industries, jobs and public services ever since – replaced by Finance Capital’s casino economy. The bankers are bailed out at our expense – and we’re told that it’s our fault. I am a former Labour councillor, expelled for the successful opposition to the hated and unjust Poll tax. Since 1998 I have continued to hold an advice session every Saturday  in a cafe in Northwood Hills – offering help, advice and representation.  I have seen enough homelessness, poverty and hardship of family and individual lives destroyed by an uncaring system run for and by the rich.   None of the main parties represent us anymore.  Even the “Labour” party is as much use to us as an ashtray on a motorbike. We need to build a new party – for real political representation – FOR us, of us and by us.  For real democratic public ownership to begin to sustainably plan for the needs of the millions and not the greed of the tax-dodging multi-millionaires. Vote TUSC against cuts on 7th May.

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Contact Twitter: @wally4tusc Facebook: Trade unionist and socialist coalition Hillingdon Phone: 07415 609012

Meetings and Events Hillingdon/Harrow TUSC fundraiser is Friday 10th April between 8pm and 12pm Greenwood hall, Pinner Road, Northwood Hills HA5 3TJ (nearest tube Northwood Hills)

Lewisham West & Penge Martin Powell-Davies

I am a teacher and active campaigner in Lewisham, South London. I am also one of three members of my union’s executive standing as parliamentary candidates for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) – which is more than for any other party.

Currently I am heavily involved in a big campaign of teachers, parents and school students against academies in Lewisham – see my facebook for details about that.

I have been living – and campaigning – in Lewisham West and Penge for over 25 years. In the early 1990s, I was the main organiser of the Penge Anti-Poll Tax Union, part of the victorious campaign that defeated Margaret Thatcher.

I moved to Sydenham and was elected Secretary of the Lewisham branch of NUT, the teacher’s union. I have since played a key role in many local campaigns against cuts, opposing racist attacks, and supporting and leading trade union action to defend schools, jobs and services. I have taught locally – in both Bromley and Lewisham schools – and my children have also all attended local schools.

To make clear that I am different from the distrusted and despised career politicians, I have also pledged that, if elected as MP, I would continue to take only my existing classroom teacher’s take-home pay, donating the extra salary towards building trade union, socialist and community campaigns.

Contact

Email mpdnut@gmail.com

Website http://electmartin1.blogspot.co.uk

Twitter https://twitter.com/MPDNUT

Greenwich & Woolwich – Lynne Chamberlain

I am secretary of Greenwich & Bexley TUC, and all my adult life I have been an active socialist and trade unionist .  Particularly in UCU strikes and campaigns against education cuts most notably the closure of RNIB Redhill College, which was supported by the late Tony Benn. I am a teacher in further education

In 2010 I received the UCU Distinguished Service Award.

TUSC Council Candidate, May 2014, Glyndon Ward, Plumstead, Receiving the highest percentage vote in London.

I helped initiate the formation of the Greenwich & Bexley TUC in 2010. Re-elected secretary every year since. At the forefront of organizing support for all local strikers with financial collections, public meetings and benefit concerts: Unite bus strikes, NHS, Firefighters, EDF strikers, NUT, PCS, GMB, CWU

Recent campaigns include:

  • Building solidarity for UCU strikes in Lambeth and Greenwich Community College
  • London Living Wage
  • Defend Council Housing
  • Ritzy Bectu strikers,
  • St Mungo’s,
  • ISS GMB workers at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
  • In the wake of Lee Rigby’s murder in Woolwich we organized local street stalls and meetings against the EDL. We also campaigned against the deaths in police custody of Paul Coker and Nur Saeed.

Contact

Telephone 07884 080602

Email lynne.windeatt@btinternet.com

Facebook  ‘Lynne Chamberlain’

Twitter account @LynneSocialist

Harrow East – Nana Asante

I am a TUSC Candidate for Harrow East because TUSC is anti- austerity and anti-cuts. TUSC represents Working People. I know Harrow East well having lived in Harrow East for over 20 years. My children attended Stanburn School, Salvatorian College, Park High School and St Dominic’s 6th Form College. A passionate Community Activist, I was a Harrow Councillor from 2002 – 2014 and Mayor of Harrow from 2013 – 2014. I chair Harrow Fairtrade Campaign and under my leadership Harrow achieved Fairtrade Borough status in 2014. I have 4 children and 1 grandchild.

A Fellowship Group Leader, Chaplain of First Stanmore Girls Brigade, Campaign Officer of Independent Labour Group, Committee Member of Harrow ABF and trustee of Kilombo UK, if elected, I have the experience to serve the community of Harrow, one of the most religiously diverse boroughs of England and Wales. As a person of Faith, I understand the importance of Faith in the life of a person. I also understand politics & negotiation. I have the skills to speak up in Parliament for the complex needs of Harrow. If elected, I will be bold in advocating for Harrow, with or without the support of the other 2 MPs.

Campaign FLYER, download and share.

Contact

Email: nanaasantefortusc@gmail.com

Mobile: 07930 326 967

Social Media

Facebook Nana Asante

Twitter @Nana4TUSC

Website under construction: Nanaasante4tusc.com

Meetings

14th March  – Street Stall in Harrow Town Centre – 11:00AM – 1:00PM

15th March  – Hustings @ Husaini Islamic Centre, Wood Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4LQ, 4:00PM

21st March  – Community Meeting with Tamil Solidarity 2:00PM – 6:00PM @ 87 Abercorn Road, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 2PH – closest tube Canons Park

22nd March  – Film & Discussion to mark the UN Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 2:00PM – 6:00PM @ The Bridge, Christchurch Avenue, Harrow, Wealdstone, HA3 5BD – closest tube Harrow & Wealdstone

10th April  – Fundraising Event with Northwood, Ruislip, Pinner and Uxbridge, 8:00PM – Midnight @ Greenwood Hall, Pinner Road, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 3TJ. Food, Music, Dance, Raffle. Tickets £10 only