Breaking: Formby backs Beckett for Unite general secretary

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Huge endorsement by former Labour General secretary and hero of the movement

Former Labour general secretary Jennie Formby, a hero of the Labour movement for her long union and party service, has endorsed Howard Beckett as the left’s candidate for the next General secretary of the Unite Union.

In a video just released she explains why:

The union’s United Left group will make its choice next week which candidate to endorse, but the backing of a figure of Formby’s stature is a further huge boost in a Beckett campaign that has already built up enormous momentum.

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