Left slate scores big win in Unite parliamentary branch annual election
Labour parliamentary staff have given an overwhelming mandate to left-wingers at the Unite parliamentary branch annual general meeting today – no doubt a reaction to two years of attritional war on staff (and all-out war on party democracy) by Keir Starmer and his general secretary David Evans, as well as Starmer’s disparagement of their union, which has reduced its funding to the party over the leadership’s failure to support Coventry bin workers abused by a supposedly Labour-run council.
The new, majority-left branch ‘exec’ includes:
Vice Chair – Isaac Wright
Secretary – LeeAnne Clarkson (a staffer for left MP Grahame Morris)
Treasurer – Russell Cartwright
Membership Officer – Sam Browes
Campaigns officer – Janet Chapman
Social Media Officer– Tammy Hymas
Training Officer – Francesca Nottola
North East Regional Rep – Liam Lavery (son of left MP Ian Lavery)
London Region Rep – Sarah Clark
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