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Labour leadership: Usdaw nominates Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner

Date: 20 January 2020 Retail trade union and Labour’s fourth largest affiliate has today decided to nominate Keir Starmer for leader and Angela Rayner for deputy leader of the Labour Party. The decision was taken at Usdaw’s Central Office in Manchester by the union’s lay member elected Executive Council.
Paddy Lillis - Usdaw General Secretary says: “Usdaw believes that Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner are the right leadership team to unite and rebuild Labour after a devastating election loss. Our members desperately need Labour in power, they cannot afford another decade of Conservative governments attacking workers’ rights, incomes and public services.

“The Labour Party must be led by someone who can persuade voters that they have what it takes to be a Prime Minister and we are a government in waiting. That is at the heart of Usdaw’s decision to make these nominations.”
Individual members of Usdaw who are also affiliated supporters of the Labour Party are entitled to vote in the leadership elections.

Notes for editors:

Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) is the UK's fifth biggest and the fastest growing trade union with over 410,000 members. Membership has increased by more than one-third over the last couple of decades. Most Usdaw members work in the retail sector, but the union also has many members in transport, distribution, food manufacturing, chemicals and other trades.

For Usdaw press releases visit: http://www.usdaw.org.uk/news and you can follow us on Twitter @UsdawUnion

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