Unite LGBT NEC result ‘Party in a brewery’ springs to mind.
Posted by jerryhicks4gs on February 22, 2012
Unite LGBT election results
Grass Roots Left candidate Lesley Mansell came a close second in the Unite election for the LGBT post on the union’s executive.
However a branch that had nominated Lesley Mansell found that their branch name was credited to Mcnulty [the United Left candidate] and informed Unite.
We have since discovered 3 more branches that had nominated Lesley Mansell were wrongly credited to Mcnulty and all 4 appeared alongside his election address which was sent with the ballot papers to every member, giving a completely false impression of nomination totals.
Consequently we are considering a challenge to the result and the election may well be re-run due to ‘discrepancies’.
[Len McCluskey was elected in 2010 as General Secretary on a United Left ticket and is the returning officer in this election].
votes cast and %
Mansell 16,083 [ 25.7%]
McNulty 17,275 [27.6%]
Wadwell 14,270 [22.8%]
Weissensteiner 11,592 [18.5%]
Spoilt papers: 3,445 [5.5%]
Turnout 62,665 [approx 5% of total membership]