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SNP - Vote for Tom - 6 May 2021
Election 2021 / Sean RobertsonScottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)

Sean Robertson, a NHS worker and anti-cuts campaigner from Easter Ross has been announced as the lead candidate for the Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) on the Highlands and Islands regional list:

“A GMB member I am an experienced anti-austerity and socialist campaigner, having led the successful Highlands…


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