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Bid to re-run Unite leadership election begins

The first step in a bid to re-run the fiercely contested election for the general secretary of Britain’s largest union, Unite, has taken place. The union watchdog – the “certification officer” – appointed a judge to look in to the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Unite ‘suspends’ Len McCluskey challenger Gerard Coyne

Gerard Coyne – the man challenging Len McCluskey for the leadership of Unite – has been suspended from his job as a regional official with the union. The move comes as counting is about to get under way in the … Continue reading

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Give Jeremy Corbyn 15 months, says Len McCluskey

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn should be “given a chance” and allowed 15 months to prove he can turn around opinion polls, says union boss Len McCluskey. The general secretary of Unite said Mr Corbyn was being “slaughtered” by the media … Continue reading

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This ‘secret plan to destroy Labour’: Who are Momentum and what do they stand for?

THE FUTURE existence of the Labour Party is at risk, deputy leader Tom Watson has warned amid claims that hard left supporters of Jeremy Corbyn are plotting a takeover in a secret deal with Unite union boss Len McCluskey. Mr … Continue reading

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Corbyn could quit if polls don’t improve in 28 months, union boss admits

JEREMY Corbyn could step down as Labour leader if the party’s fortunes do not improve before the 2020 general election, a key ally has hinted. Unite union chief Len McCluskey said Mr Corbyn and shadow chancellor John McDonnell were “not … Continue reading

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Labour leadership: Corbyn to say abuse ‘has no place’ in party

Jeremy Corbyn is to address claims he has failed to stop his supporters threatening opponents – saying abuse “has no place” within the Labour Party. More than 40 female Labour MPs have written to the Labour leader saying he has … Continue reading

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