The leader of Unite, Britain’s largest trade union, is heading to Saltcoats to support Katy Clark, Labour’s UK parliamentary candidate for North Ayrshire & Arran.
Len McCluskey (pictured) will speak at a public meeting in Saltcoats Labour Club on Thursday (April 23rd).
Katy Clark, defending a majority of almost 10,000 from the last UK election, said, “I'm delighted to welcome Len McCluskey.
“During my time in Parliament I have worked closely with the trade union movement on a number of campaigns, so it is great to again have their backing at this General Election.
“This meeting is a chance for constituents to come along and hear why it is important that we vote for a Labour Government that will make a real difference for workers across the country.”
Although Unite is Labour’s biggest donor – giving the party over £10m in the past five-years – Len McCluskey has previously raised the prospect of the union axing its funding unless the party produces more left-wing policies and pledges to end Tory austerity measures.
Thursday’s public meeting begins at 7:30pm in Saltcoats Labour Club, Hill Street KA21 5ES.