Election of Greater London Regional Seat
Why we nominated our branch rep Pete Hannell in UNISON London Labour Link elections:
Pete is a longstanding trade union activist and defender of the NHS. He has helped 100’s of branch members over the years.
We want more rank and file union members such as Pete representing UNISON at the highest levels of the Labour Party.
He is committed to fight for increased pay and to protect our pensions.
We need to bring about a Labour Government, to do this Pete will be arguing for the Party to be taking more notice of UNISON policies, such as protecting the NHS and stopping all privatisation in order to win the next general election.
Only full members and retired members who pay the Labour Link APF levy are eligible to vote in this election.
Members not on the UNISON central membership system on 7 May 2019 will not be eligible to vote in these elections.
Ballot papers will be sent to members’ home or other notified address. Members will be provided with a pre-paid envelope for the return of the ballot paper to the Independent Scrutineer. All voting will be by post.
The despatch of ballot papers to individual members will begin on 7 August 2019.
Where members have previously requested (via the RMS) materials in a special format e.g. in large print, they will automatically receive the ballot pack in that format. Any additional requests should be made to the ballot helpline.
If individual members have not received a paper by 13 August 2019 then they should contact the ballot helpline operated by UNISONdirect on the following telephone number: 0800 0 857 857.
Members with hearing difficulties can use textphone 0800 0 967 968.
Members should endeavour to have their membership number to hand when telephoning.
The latest point at which members can request a ballot paper is 12noon on 10 September 2019.
Please note that the ballot helpline can only deal with queries from individual members. If branches believe there is a wide-scale problem with receipt of ballot papers amongst their members (for instance if whole departments or geographical areas have not received ballot papers) then the branch should contact their regional office.
Close of ballot and result
The deadline for receipt of ballot papers by the Independent Scrutineer is 5pm on Friday 13 September 2019.
The result will be available on 1 October 2019 and the successful candidates will take office immediately.
Independent Scrutineer and Returning Officer
The Scrutineer and Returning Officer for this election is Electoral Reform Services, the contact details for which are: Electoral Reform Services The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Road, London N8 0NW. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Fax 020 8365 7013. Tel 020 8365 8909.