Saturday, 7 May 2011

1226 votes for Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts in Bristol

Results are in and TUSC Against Cuts got a respectable 1226 votes across the 16 Bristol seats. Although we did not win any seats, we raised the level of the debate considerably in this campaign by being the only party to consistently argue for no cuts to jobs and services. Tories, Liberals and Labour all pushed an agenda of massive spending cuts and neo-liberal market policies, but we stand firmly against those spending cuts just as we stand against Councils that faithfully implement those cuts, whatever their political complexion. We have argued that the spending cuts are neither fair nor necessary and that ordinary people should not be paying for an economic crisis that they did not create, and we will continue to do so. The anti-cuts movement must now take this message into every community and every workplace, building for co-ordinated strike action and resistance to every single cut the council tries to make. On every issue the coalition has been tested and has shown to be weak, it can be broken and the cuts can be stopped. Help us in this struggle, get involved in building the Anti-Cuts Alliance, join with us in the Socialist Party.

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