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Afzal Khan MEP today secured the support of Unite the Union and UNISON in his bid to be Labour candidate in Manchester Gorton. That means he now has the support of all of the biggest Labour supporting unions. As well as Unite and UNISON he also has the support of USDAW, GMB, CWU and Aslef. This makes him the clear union choice for Gorton and gives him a big boost going into the hustings meeting tomorrow.
Dave Quayle Chair of the National Labour Party Liaison Commitee said, “Afzal has been a long standing Unite member for over 17 years, starting out in the T&G as a Manchester bus driver. I know he has the right values, experience and determination to be an excellent MP for the people of Manchester Gorton and has Unite’s full support.”
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