Prentis calls for end to anonymous sniping and briefing

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis
UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis

UNISON’s general secretary has called on Labour Party members to focus on winning the general election rather than sniping and briefing against each other.

Writing on the UNISON website, Dave Prentis said: “Yesterday Jeremy talked about Labour getting ready for – and winning – the next election. After a largely wasted year for the party that’s what the country needed to hear.

“It was good to see Jeremy expanding on the key themes of his campaign for the leadership – accepted overwhelmingly this week by Labour’s NEC and conference – on the real issues that matter to the British people.

“But we must now get back to talking about the pounds in people’s pockets rather than deselections, about investing in our public services rather than rule changes, and about the homes and jobs of the future rather than anonymous sniping and briefing.

“We must ignore the doom mongers, the next election is not lost – but the year ahead has to be about how Labour wins back the support of voters across the country.”

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