This morning the results of the election to determine who would be Left Unity’s nominee as PCS’ Assistant General Secretary were released, with Chris Baugh being the elected candidate (subject to any appeals, etc).
Those who have followed the election will know this follows a protracted and strongly contested process. Chris Baugh, the current AGS post holder was challenged by PCS President Janice Godrich. Godrich in fact won that election late last year but for personal reasons withdrew her candidature. A new Left Unity candidate, Stella Dennis, put herself forward and this morning it was confirmed that Chris Baugh won the Left Unity nomination by a small margin.
Therefore, there are now three declared candidates the election later this year, although there is of course time for additional candidates to put themselves forward.
Chris Baugh, the current PCS Assistant General Secretary will be running on the Left Unity slate. Chris’ statement released when his candidacy was first announced is here.
Lynn Henderson, currently a National Officer of the union and President of the Scottish TUC is the only candidate not running a slate. There is a launch video and statement available here.
John Moloney, is a lay activist and running on the PCS Independent Left slate. John’s election platform is set out here.