General secretary candidates seek United Left backing

Unite general secretary hopefuls Howard Beckett and Steve Turner today go head-to-head in the race to secure the nomination from the union’s United Left group.

The online hustings, open to all members of the United Left, take place this morning, with voting taking place for four hours after the event is expected to close at 12.30pm.

union-news.co.uk understands whoever loses today’s hustings will stand down and support the winner. We also understand Unite executive officer Sharon Graham will stand in the election, but not with United Left backing.

You can watch campaign videos from AGS for Politics & Legal Howard Beckett here and AGS Steve Turner here.

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