I am absolutely delighted to be able to confirm that against all the odds and plenty of manoeuvres, we are on the ballot paper having had 56 nominations officially validated.We have others but some have yet to be sent in, and we are picking up more every day. We have until the 15th of February still to nominate, so no let up eh!
A massive thanks go to everyone and had it not been for us McCluskey would have been unopposed extending his time in office to 2018 when he becomes 67 whilst denying members a vote.
Instead the whole of our membership will now be given a voice and be able to make their choice of who they want as General Secretary. So we’ve already got our first victory by ensuring democracy is done and this moment should be enjoyed.
We will hit the ground running so get ready for the roller coaster ride. Press release to follow [Bet you can't wait!]
As the campaign proper progresses the differences will become clearer and the contrast greater. I don’t often quote the Beatles, but ‘Let it be’.
Be loud and be proud 'Its our union'.
‘There is a whirl wind in the thorn trees’ [Johnny Cash]
Kind regards and solidarity, Jerry