Unite Union backs Rebecca Long Bailey & Richard Burgon

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Unite the Union will be backing Rebecca Long Bailey & Richard Burgon to take over the reigns of leading the Labour Party after Jeremy Corbyn.

Announcing the decision, Len McCluskey said: “The Unite executive have overwhelmingly endorsed Rebecca Long-Bailey as their candidate for leader. And also Richard Burgon as the candidate for deputy leader.

“It was the view of the executive that Becky has both the brains and the brilliance to take on Boris Johnson. She’s incredibly committed, very strong in her beliefs of a vision for uniting the party and indeed taking that vision to the rest of the country.”

The Unite general secretary added: “We look forward to seeing what happens… Whoever the members vote for, we will of course support strongly, as we try to defend our jobs, our members and our communities over the next five years.”

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