Sutton Croydon TUSC Meeting, 10th September, 2014.
The main, and most exciting decision we made was that we should stand a TUSC candidate in Croydon North in the general election next year!
All the mainstream parties (and UKIP!) offer nothing for working people. There’s is a bleak and uncertain future for the vast majority: of endless austerity, cuts in public services, unaffordable homes and low wage, zero-hour contracts!
TUSC is building a new workers’ party. It’s time we gave Croydon the opportunity to vote for someone armed with policies to shift the balance of power back towards working people and their families.
The next major decision for us will be selecting the candidate. We hope to agree this at our next meeting in a month’s time.
We also discussed whether to stand in Sutton/ Carshalton constituencies, but we felt at this stage we should concentrate our forces in one constituency.
The other key issues were -
We agreed a simple constitution - mainly required for opening a bank account. We agreed an annual membership fee - £10, or £2 (unwaged) - to help regularise income and support.
We agreed to write to all local union branches, trades councils, left organisations, community groups & campaign groups, to solicit their support for our candidate and for what we are seeking to do across the boroughs.
We agreed to hold street stall on Croydon High Street.
We agreed to prepare specific anti-UKIP material to contribute to the wider election campaign.
The date of the next meeting will be Wednesday, 8th October. Location to be decided - it may be North Croydon, where we shall be spending more time in the months to come! For more information, email us at - SuttonCroydonTUSC@gmail.com