You can back Labour’s candidate, a business advisor with no connection to Aberavon.
“I’m delighted that the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition candidate is standing in Aberavon.”
“How can somebody like him (Stephen Kinnock) understand ordinary people in a place like Port Talbot?”
These were some of the comments Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) supporters received campaigning in Port Talbot today.
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Even a number of long-standing Labour Party supporters said that they would support TUSC candidate, Owen Herbert because they were so annoyed that Stephen Kinnock had, they felt, secured the candidacy purely on the basis of his family name.
TUSC candidate Owen Herbert has the sort of credentials, as a local trade unionist (Owen is branch secretary of the Swansea RMT branch), that they would once have expected of a Labour candidate in a working class constituency like Aberavon
We had offers of help in the campaign - people who’ll share the news that there is a local working class, trade unionist and socialist that you can vote for, people willing to put up posters and leaflet or canvass for Owen.
There is a working class, socialist alternative for voters in Aberavon. Owen, like all TUSC representatives, pledges:
- To vote against and fight cuts and austerity
- To support all workers and trade unionists fighting to defend their jobs, wages and services they provide. We demand the freeing of trade unions to defend working people.
- To fight for essential services, like transport and power to be taken into common ownership so that they can be planned for our benefit not to line the pockets of rich shareholders.