As nominations close – who’s leading the race to be General Secretary of Labour’s biggest affiliate?

Nominations close today in the race to be General Secretary of Unite, and incumbent Len McCluskey is leading by almost 10 to 1 in the nomination stakes against challenger Jerry Hicks (who, LabourList readers may wish to note, is backed by the SWP and wants to slash funding to the Labour Party).

Final nomination totals won’t be available until March 1st (when we’ll bring you the final totals), but we understand that based on the current unverified totals, McCluskey has been nominated by 1046 Unite branches, compared to 136 for Hicks.

Voting in the election starts on March 18th.


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