The Beckett surge gathers even more pace
Howard Beckett’s campaign to become the next general secretary of Unite the Union continues to gather pace.
Beckett passed the halfway mark yesterday – ahead of time – to the 174 nominations he needs to secure his place on the ballot of members. But less than twenty-four hours later, reached the two-thirds point of 116 nominations, with more expected this evening:
Those nominations have included big wins in the heartlands of his rivals – and a demonstration that he is the one candidate in the contest best placed to ensure right-winger Gerard Coyne does not get close to control of one of the most vital unions to the future of the Labour movement.
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