5 Jun 2007

Peter Hain gets backing of GMB

The deputy leadership challenge hots up on the union front as the GMB today urged their members to vote for Peter Hain, who himself is a GMB member. Peter now has the support from the majority of the unions. CWU also have withdrawn their support for Alan Johnson following a successful motion carried at their conference in Bournemouth. Although UNISON are officially supporting Alan Johnson, their second preferred candidate is Peter Hain which suggests that UNISON members are divided on who would make a better deputy leader.

For more details see todays BBC political news.

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