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

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2 Responses to Len McCluskey re-elected as Unite general secretary

  1. Colin Tawn says:

    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.

  2. Colin Tawn says:

    Apologies for Typo:
    Should read- ‘87.8% of Unite members did not…..vote’

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