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Unite: Executive Council nominates Ed Miliband for Labour Leader

Unite's Executive Council nominates Ed Miliband for Labour Leader.

Unite, Britain's biggest union will urge its one million members eligible to vote in the Labour leadership contest to make Ed Miliband their choice for leader of the Labour Party.

Unite's Executive Council today (26 July) overwhelmingly voted to nominate Ed Miliband for the Labour Party leadership and will urge the union's members to support him in the ballot. The decision follows the recommendation of the union's National Political Committee.

Unite Joint General Secretaries Derek Simpson and Tony Woodley said today: "We believe that Ed Miliband is the best candidate to reconnect Labour with the concerns of ordinary working people and to take the fight to the disastrous Con-Dem Coalition."

Unite members who pay the union's political levy will have an opportunity to cast a vote for which candidate will fulfil the leader's role when it takes place in September.

The recommendation follows detailed consultations regionally and nationally including candidate hustings, one of which was broadcast live via the web.

Contact: Ciaran Naidoo on 07768 931 315

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