This year, 2021, will see an election for the replacement of Len McCluskey as General Secretary of the big cross-sector union Unite. This year, 2021, will see an election for the replacement of Len McCluskey as General Secretary of the big cross-sector union Unite. Elections for the next general secretary of Unite are likely to take place next year, with Len McCluskey set to retire. FORMER Unite official Gerard Coyne has become the fourth candidate to declare in the election for the union’s general secretary when Len McCluskey stands down. Tags: Beckett election endorsement featured Formby general secretary Labour union Unite video Published by SKWAWKBOX (SW) 'In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act' George Orwell I've 'rebranded' (though I hate that term) this blog to 'The SKWAWKBOX', to make the title more relevant to what this blog aims to do. McCluskey era (2010–present) The first election for a single general secretary of the union was held in 2010, with McCluskey, an assistant general secretary considered on the left-wing of the union, being elected. And now union right-winger Gerard Coyne, the runner-up in the last general secretary election, in 2017, has declared his wish to stand. During the 2010 United Kingdom general election, Unite were the largest donor to the Labour Party, giving them £1 million. And now union right-winger Gerard Coyne, the runner-up in the last general secretary election, in 2017, has declared his wish to stand. Workers rights under threat post-Brexit Private hospitals and staff carry out non-urgent procedures while the NHS is in crisis Len McCluskey has been re-elected general secretary of Unite, the union announced today (Friday 21 April). When the candidate hustings was announced earlier this month, a Unite spokesman said: “Len McCluskey’s term as Unite general secretary ends in April … Votes cast in the election were as follows: Len McCluskey 59, 067 Gerard Coyne 53, 544 Ian Allinson 17, 143 Turnout in the election was 12.2 per cent. McCluskey was first elected as general secretary in 2010, and twice re … To contact the Executive Council please either send an email or write care of the general secretary who will forward any post received - Executive Council, c/o General Secretary, Unite the union, Unite House, 128 Theobald's Road, London, WC1X 8TN. Steve Turner will stand for Unite General Secretary when the election comes – SIGN UP here for Team Steve!! Candidates are already lining up to replace him. Unite’s general secretary, Len McCluskey, is reportedly stepping down from the role earlier than planned. The union needs to arm itself with a militant socialist perspective. The 2020 United States presidential election was the 59th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 3. The Democratic Party ticket of former vice president Joe Biden and incumbent U.S. senator from California Kamala Harris defeated the Republican Party ticket of incumbent president Donald Trump and vice president Mike Pence. We don't yet know the detailed schedule. Unite executive officer Sharon Graham is also understood to be standing in the 2021 general secretary election, but the organising unit director – now working on the #BABetrayal campaign – did not seek United Left’s support. We don’t yet know the detailed schedule. Mr Coyne failed to unseat Mr McCluskey in 2017 and was subsequently dismissed as a regional secretary following an investigation into misuse of data during the campaign.