Jennie Formby looks set to be Labour's general secretary
Jennie Formby, an organiser for the Unite union, looks all but certain to be Labour’s next general secretary, completing Jeremy Corbyn’s control of the most senior posts in the party, after the GMB union threw its weight behind her.
Formby’s candidacy has been keenly promoted by Corbyn’s office, and supportive Labour MPs include Chris Williamson, and party chair Ian Lavery.
But other trade unions were initially concerned at what they regarded as a Unite stitch-up – and Jon Lansman, leader of the pro-Corbyn grassroots campaign group Momentum, put himself forward, complaining about “machine”... read more
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