United Socialist Party (UK)
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United Socialist Party UK

The United Socialist Party (TUSP) was a British political organisation formed in 2004.[1]

The party was formed in Liverpool by a number of former Liverpool Dockers who had been active in the strike of 1995-1997. Other leftist groups such as the Revolutionary Democratic Group, WIRFI and International Socialist League[2] became involved and the party experienced ideological and organisational conflicts - as the Socialist Labour Party had before it - between those seeking a more left wing version of the Labour Party and those aiming to found a multi-tendency revolutionary party.

TUSP stood in local elections between 2006 and 2008, retaining no deposits.[3] From 2010 its role was taken to some extent by the similarly-acronymed TUSC (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) which emerged from the Socialist Party's Campaign for a New Workers' Party with which TUSP had been involved.[4] Their website contains no new content since 2009 and the organisation appears to be moribund; however as recently as 2014 TUSC stated that a member of the United Socialist Party had stood for election as part of the coalition.[5]



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  1. ^ http://www.tusp.org.uk/welcome
  2. ^ "Workers breaking with Labour - Weekly Worker". weeklyworker.co.uk.
  3. ^ "Election results by party, 4 May 2006". councillors.liverpool.gov.uk. 4 May 2006.
  4. ^ Taylor, Ros (20 March 2006). "Workers of the world, (re)unite" – via www.theguardian.com.
  5. ^ "LOCAL ELECTIONS 2014 THE TUSC RESULTS IN FULL". www.tusc.org.uk.

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