Unite activists | Political Fund ballot
Winning the big yes vote, together!
Unite’s Political Fund ballot opens on 1 May and closes on 22 May 2023.
Unite activists, like you, have a vital role to play in getting the word out to your members. Help us win this vital vote.
Use every resource, like this super informative video and activists’ guide, to win the yes vote! Make sure to share all this information at branch and other union meetings.
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So much of what Unite campaigns for is in the political sphere from fighting for jobs, pay and conditions, to decent homes, our NHS and our children’s future.
Need help or guidance on how to win the big yes vote in your workplace. Unite's Political team is here for you.
Contact your Regional Political Officers (RPOs)
Jackson Cullinane - Scotland
Mary Williams - Wales
Mike Routledge - North East
Mark Fieldhouse - Yorkshire & the Humber
Thomas Bell - North West
Cheryl Pidgeon - East Midlands
Zoe Mayou - West Midlands
Matt Whaley - East of England
Danny Freeman - London
Richard White - South East
Karen Cole - South West
Or email nationally: [email protected]
Find your FUND FACTS HERE: Why we need it, what it's used for and when it is!
How serious would it be if we lost our Political Fund?
Very serious indeed. Losing this ballot means losing our voice. It would leave the powerful without a challenge. Much of the campaigning by members and the union we currently take for granted would no longer be allowed.
Our Workers’ Economy campaign, a UK-wide strategy to help force change, would be impossible without our Political Fund. So too would our campaigns to stop the destruction of our NHS.
Our Political Fund is NOT a fund for the Labour party or any other party.
The Political Fund is your Unite Fund, not for the Labour party or any political party. The fact is that YOUR fund is necessary to campaign on the issues that matter to YOU – holding politicians and policy makers to account.
Who can vote in this ballot?
Everyone in England, Wales and Scotland who was a member of the union on 31 January 2023 will be eligible to vote in this ballot – whether they contribute to the Political Fund, or not.
This vote does not apply to members who live in the Channel Islands, the Republic of Ireland or in Northern Ireland, which is covered by separate legislation.
How do I vote?
Your paper ballot will be sent to your home, unless you asked for it to be sent to another address.
Read your ballot paper carefully, vote YES then post it back in the pre-paid envelope to the independent scrutineers.
What if my ballot paper doesn’t arrive?
If you have not received a ballot paper by Tuesday 9 May 2023, please contact the independent scrutineer on 0800 783 3856 or email: [email protected].