Unite nominate Jeremy

Jeremy Corbyn MP has today received a huge boost in his quest to become the next leader of the Labour Party.

The largest union in Britain, Unite, has formally nominated Jeremy as its preferred choice of candidate to lead Labour.

It is a huge boost to the gathering momentum of Jeremy’s campaign.

Jeremy Corbyn said, “It is a great honour to receive Unite’s nomination, and it underlines that this a serious campaign that has growing momentum.

“The leadership election is about one issue above others: whether we accept another five years of a race to the bottom based on cuts that destroy services and damage living standards, or whether we invest our way to a growth and fairness.

“I also want to thank other unions who have nominated me – ASLEF and the BFAWU – and for the endorsement of two unions not affiliated to Labour, the FBU and the RMT.  Trade union members are the men and women whose money worries and anxiety for the prospects of their children, are now the every day reality of these Tory austerity years. The whole of trades union history has been based on protecting people from austerity.

“Without trade unions there would be no Equal Pay Act, no minimum wage, no Labour Party.

“Trade unions are a force for good, a force for prosperity and we should listen to them more.

“For Labour to win again it must show it is on the side of the majority.

“I thank Unite for their nomination, not just for myself but for all those people who have already brought their time, efforts and hope to my campaign.”