Christina McAnea elected to lead UNISON, the UK’s largest union

Christina replaces Dave Prentis after two decades

Christina McAnea has today (Monday) been elected as the new general secretary of UNISON, the UK’s largest union.

She replaces Dave Prentis, who is retiring after 20 years as general secretary.

Voting in the ballot was as follows (in alphabetical order):

Paul Holmes                       45, 220 (33.76%)
Christina McAnea               63, 900 (47.7%)
Roger McKenzie                 14, 450 (10.79%)
Hugo Pierre                        10, 382 (7.75%)

Notes to editors:
– Another release with quotes and a biography of the winning candidate will follow shortly.
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union, with more than 1.3 million members providing public services in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in the public, voluntary and private sectors.

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