Vote Socialist on Thursday – a message from Dave Nellist
In the local elections due to take place on Thursday 3rd May, the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) are standing in 5 seats in Coventry. We have outlined previously our reasons for standing. We carry this message from Dave Nellist, who is our candidate in St Michael’s ward. We also urge support for the TUSC candidates in the 4 other wards – Dave Anderson (Radford), Isla Windsor (Sherbourne), Michael Morgan (Henley) and Rob McArdle (Lower Stoke).
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We need a Coventry that works for ordinary people, not the property developers and landlords!
While tax havens are protected, your hospitals, schools and local services are under the gravest threat ever from this government that only cares for the rich.
Yet Coventry’s Labour Council offer no resistance to the Tory diktats to cut and privatise. Instead they dutifully pass on the cuts – this year they are raising Council Tax by nearly 5% whilst cutting our services! The Council have done little or nothing to stand up to the government.
The Council put the corporate interests of the University, landlords and developers ahead of local people whilst students are pushed in to even more debt through sky high rents – for the ‘crime’ of wanting an education.
It is a disgrace that so many people find it so hard to get decent housing in our city whilst massive profits are made by the few.
Jeremy Corbyn rightly says austerity isn’t a necessity, but a political choice, and our Council keeps making the wrong choices. TUSC will vote against cuts and defend your services.
We need a council that defends working class people in Coventry
Labour councillors are saying that they have ‘opposed government austerity measures’ – what they have actually done is cut over 1,000 jobs, increased charges for school transport for children with disabilities and are planning attacks on their own workforce and much more.
We need councillors to oppose austerity not in words but in deeds. The Tory government is weak – we can win back the money stolen from our city , but that won’t be done if the Council keeps making cuts!
Capitalist austerity is causing misery for tens of thousands in our city, so please help us save services from this government.
Please vote Socialist on Thursday and help us build real opposition to austerity and the system that breeds it.
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