Len McCluskey re-elected as Unite general secretary

Len McCluskey has been re-elected as Unite’s general secretary following a bitter leadership battle.

The result will be seen as a boost for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Mr McCluskey’s chief rival Gerard Coyne was seen as the anti-Corbyn candidate and Unite is the party’s biggest donor.

Mr Coyne was suspended from his job as a Unite official on Thursday pending an investigation but he remains a member of the union.

He faces accusations of bringing the union into disrepute over claims made during the contest, which saw barbs flying from both sides.

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39670708

2 thoughts on “Len McCluskey re-elected as Unite general secretary

  1. Let me put this into perspective:
    12.2% of Unite members voted. McCluskey received just 5% of the votes cast.This tells us two things; 79.8% of Unite members did not/would not vote (Perhaps they are not ardent Labour supporters?) and McCluskey cannot claim he has an overwhelming mandate from his members to pursue his own agenda.


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