Beckett emerges as ‘pan-Celt’ candidate – with strong English support too

Scotland, Ireland and Wales overwhelmingly back Beckett

With the last day of nominations underway in the Unite union’s general secretary election, Howard Beckett is the clear choice of the celtic nations – and with far stronger support in England than his rivals hoped, too:

Howard Beckett’s nominations at the start of the last day of nominations

These results have come despite the best efforts of rival campaigns to organise against him at a branch level – and even to intimidate Scottish, Welsh and regional members – and they are driven by a grassroots surge, in response to his combination of lawyer’s skills and fighter’s mindset, compared to the ‘machine’ strength of his competitors.

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