Unite voting numbers in comparison with previous years

April 21, 2017 at 6:47 pm (elections, Unite the union)

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Many thanks to Anne Field for this:

2010 result;
 
McCluskey 101,000 votes 42% 
Hicks  52,000 votes 22% 
Bayliss  46,000 votes 19% 
Cartmail 39,000 votes 16%
Turnout: 15.8%.
 
2013 result:
 
Len McCluskey 144,570 votes
Jerry Hicks 79,819 votes
Number of ballot papers found to be invalid 1,412
Total number of valid votes cast 224,389
Turnout: 15.2 per cent
 
2017 result:
 
Len McCluskey 59,067 votes,
Gerard Coyne  53,544 votes
Ian Allinson 17,143 votes
Turnout: 12.2%.
 
Decline in Unite membership:
 
238,000 votes cast in 2010 equals 15.8% of membership.
 
130,000 votes cast in 2017 equals 12.2% of membership (And I think I’m right in saying that the ex-UCATT people all got a vote in the General Secretary election as well).

2 Comments

  1. Mick said,

    In 1979, more trade unionists voted for Margaret Thatcher than voted for Sunny Jim Callaghan. There’s always a rot in the trade unions.

    Trade unions could have done a whole lot more than just whine and tantrum over the years, as they appear to have done. A few weeks back, Radio 4 told us of a group of women who clubbed together to build their own womens’ residential complex and it’s still running after 20 years.

    The unions could have done some of that. There’s more than striking to get something for your own workers.

    Just an idea.

  2. Jim Denham said,

    Ian Allinson comments:

    http://www.ian4unite.org/

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