Labour Leadership contest

Labour Leadership contest

25 August 2016

Statement from LE Region

Members will have noted that Sadiq Khan has recently stated his support for Owen Smith in the Labour Leadership contest.

Unite London & Eastern Region is disappointed that he has made these comments as our Union is supporting Jeremy Corbyn for leader.

We are also disappointed at the belligerent tone adopted by some during the Leadership contest and the attempts by sections of the PLP to replace genuine debate with smears and personal vilification.

Unite London & Eastern Region expects all sections of the Labour Party to unite around the democratically elected leader, whoever this may be and concentrate all energies on the fight against the Tories.

We will continue to work with Mayor Khan to ensure his manifesto commitments on housing, transport and fairness at work, which will benefit Unite members, families and communities, are all implemented.