General secretary candidates confirmed

Candidates named for ballot which runs from 9 November to 4 December

UNISON has confirmed the candidates for the general secretary election which will start on 9 November.

The four candidates who have been nominated are:

  • Roger Bannister, Knowsley branch, nominated by 25 branches.
  • John Burgess, Barnet local government branch, nominated by 62 branches and 1 regional council.
  • Dave Prentis, general secretary, nominated by 204 branches, 8 regional councils, 6 service groups and the national executive council.
  • Heather Wakefield, UNISON national secretary for local government, police and justice, nominated by 81 branches, 1 regional council and 1 service group. Heather Wakefield has an additional branch nomination to those listed on the ballot materials and is therefore nominated by 82 branches

Ballot papers will be sent to members’ homes or other notified address, starting on 9 November. The ballot closes on 4 December.