Unite’s regional political conference for the West Midlands region took place today – after attempts to stir controversy by right-wingers fell flat.
The event was a triumph for the left, which took thirty of thirty-four positions on the union’s regional political committee – in the heartland of the Labour right and the former stronghold of unsuccessful challenger for Unite’s General Secretary position, Gerard Coyne.
A threatened ‘mobilisation’ of right-wing activists failed to materialise after ‘centrist’ MPs failed even to attend.
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