Friday, 17 April 2015

Union boss backs Labour's Katy Clark

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.  

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