Bannister to fight Metro Mayor election

The Trade Unionist & Socialist Coalition is delighted to announce that ROGER BANNISTER has been selected as candidate for the Liverpool City Regional Mayoral election which is taking place on 4th May 2017.

Roger stood for Liverpool city mayor last year and won 4950 votes, beating the Tories and far-right candidates.

Roger says:

I am about opposing austerity, defending the guards on the Merseyrail trains and keeping Liverpool Women’s Hospital open. The City Region Mayor should be standing up for the people of the region who deserve investment into public services and a better future, not endless austerity.

Labour is pushing through the ‘driver only operation’ on Merseyrail to the point where rail-workers feel no alternative but to strike on the 8thApril. Labour is wobbling over hospital closures but united on making more cuts to council-run services. TUSC and I have no such doubts: we support the rail guards, we defend our hospitals, we keep our council services.

Our message is clear: no more austerity, no more cutbacks, closures and job losses. We need to stand up to the Tories and their super-rich mates, who are responsible for the economic savagery unleashed on the living standards of the many across the city region.

Roger can be contacted for comment on 07954 376 096

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