UNISON Socialist Appeal Supporters have been active in the
campaign to achieve 25 nominations for Paul and their have been some
notable successes. The campaign is hotting up now as was shown by the
fact that members from several branches attended the Elect Paul Holmes
Public Meeting in Newcastle. Here is Paul’s update posted on his facebook site Paul Holmes for General Secretary:
Hitting the campaign trail
On Tuesday night I spoke at
a meeting organised in Newcastle, I was really pleased to meet members
from the many branches that attended, particularly as it was reported
to the meeting that the Newcastle city branch had agreed not to have a
hustings meeting but instead just to invite Dave Prentis to speak to
the Branch Annual General Meeting, so I was pleased that members in
Newcastle had the chance to hear an alternative candidate
Wednesday night I then spoke at the UNISON United left London meeting
again this was really good to connect with people on the ground that
are delivering branch nominations and get some feedback on how well the
campaigning is going.
Nominations have been confirmed from
across the service groups, from higher education branches, Health
branches, Local Government and Police as well as a decent spread
across the regions from as far north as Scotland and all the way down
to the south east.
Today I will be at hustings in my own
Branch Kirklees and also in Bolton with many other branches nominating
and holding hustings this week.
It is fantastic to see the
campaign having such a good start – lets use this momentum to reach out
and engage even more branches and activists in the campaign – we all
need to make our voices heard.