From the TUC

How union members voted for Labour Leader

27 Sep 2010, By

When Tony Blair stood for Leader of the Labour Party in 1994, only one union nominated him. When their members voted, only two unions’ members backed the nomination their union had made (the then GPMU and ISTC). There was a feeling in Tony Blair’s circles that unions were not representative of their members. Flash forward to 2010, the first contested Labour leadership election in 16 years: nine unions nominated, and in eight cases, the nominee came first in the poll of those unions’ members (in the other, the nominee came second by 25 votes). Affiliated organisations’ results are here.