Wednesday 1 April 2015

I'm your TUSC candidate in Lewisham West and Penge

The deposit has been paid and the official nomination forms submitted. I'm proud to be now officially standing as the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidate for Lewisham West and Penge on May 7.
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As my official election communication explains: 

“I’m Martin Powell-Davies, local teacher, trade unionist and socialist.

"I have been living - and actively campaigning - in Lewisham West and Penge for over 25 years. I was organiser of the Penge Anti-Poll Tax Union. As branch secretary of Lewisham NUT, I have led and supported many campaigns to defend schools, teachers and local services.

“Right now, I am helping to organise to ‘Stop Academies in Lewisham’. I want schools and our NHS to be funded properly and run under democratic local control, not ruined by cuts and privatisation.

“Elect me, and you’ll have an MP you can rely on to fight for your community. Together, we can fight to win decent jobs and housing and to improve living standards and services.

“Unlike careerist politicians, I pledge to take only my classroom teacher’s take-home pay and donate the rest of my MP’s salary to support the labour movement and anti-cuts campaigns”.

"Many Londoners will be only too pleased to see the back of the last Government. They spent five years helping the super-rich get richer while cutting our services and living standards. As housing costs rocket, London has become one of the most unequal cities on the planet.

But what’s the alternative? In January, 515 MPs voted for Osborne’s cuts, just 18 against! If elected, New Labour has said it will stick with the Coalition’s plans for even more cuts. But ‘austerity’ is only making things worse – unless, of course, you’re one of the wealthy 1%.

Thanks to TUSC’s stand in over 130 General Election seats, voters have a real choice. TUSC is the only party saying no to all cuts. TUSC will fight for a £10 an hour minimum wage and for genuinely affordable homes for all.

Don’t just vote for more of the same on 7 May.

If you’ve had enough of inequality, if you’re worried about the future of our NHS and schools, then vote for TUSC!"

Look out for the TUSC Party Political Broadcast on Friday 17 April

I helped to film it yesterday - hopefully, I make the final cut too!

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