No, Beckett has not ‘left Unite’ – and ‘relishes’ future

Meanwhile, Unite left favourite takes on Ordinary Left chair

Fawkes and other right-wing outlets are reporting that Howard Beckett, the one left candidate in Unite’s recent general secretary election to put the movement ahead of personal ambitions, has left Unite.

The claims are false.

Beckett remains a proud Unite member and is said to be ‘relishing’ his future, in which Unite will continue to be a central feature for years to come, but is considering what immediate steps best fit his future plans.

In the meantime, Beckett has tonight been elected to sit as chair of Ordinary Left after the tragic death of the esteemed NHS campaigner Dr Kailash Chand, whose son Dr Aseem Malhotra shared the news this evening:

Beckett will drive forward the next steps in the Ordinary Left project to empower working-class activists and candidates.

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