Commenting on the very sad news of the death of Michael Meacher, Labour MP for Oldham West and Royton, the general secretary of Unite, the UK’s biggest union, Len McCluskey said: “It is with great sadness that we learn of Michael’s death.
"He was a tremendous figure in the Labour movement, devoting his life to the advancement of working people and for that he will always be remembered with deep fondness.
“We send our sincere condolences to Michael’s family and friends at this very sad time.
“As a personal friend I always welcomed his views and guidance as well as his optimism and commitment to improving ordinary people’s lives. He was a true friend of the trade union movement.”
For further information please contact Unite head of media and campaigns Alex Flynn on 020 3371 2066 or 07967 665869.
Notes to editors:
Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.