UNISON Cymru Wales Labour Link Forum has endorsed Julie Morgan AM in her bid to become Welsh Labour deputy leader.
The popular Cardiff Assembly Member secured the endorsement at a recent UNISON meeting in Llandudno. Each candidate vying to be deputy (or their representative) was invited to address the audience of healthcare workers, local authority employees, police and community support officers and other public service workers. Julie Morgan was overwhelmingly supported in a democratic vote.
Dan Beard, Chair of UNISON Cymru Wales Labour Link said,
“We want our political leaders to be principled campaigners who stand up for working class people. Julie Morgan fits that to a T. She’s fought for better rights for women throughout her career, as a councillor, MP and Assembly Member. She’s not afraid to take difficult decisions. As a MP, she voted against attempts to reduce benefits for single mothers and the bombing of Iraq. She’s passionate about investing in public services to help tackle poverty, an area she continues to promote as an AM.
Margaret Thomas, UNISON Cymru Wales regional secretary said,
“Julie has been an avid Labour Party Campaigner for numerous years, demonstrating her skills to be Welsh Labour Deputy Leader. She is well thought of across the Welsh Labour family and UNISON is proud to support one of our members.”
Julie Morgan AM said,
“UNISON stands up for our vital public services and the workforce, campaigning against austerity and for the Real Living Wage. I thank UNISON for their support for me in standing for the deputy leadership.”
Julie (centre) with Jane Hutt AM and UNISON Cymru Wales Labour Link Chair Dan Beard
Notes for editors
- UNISON is affiliated to the Labour Party
Alastair Gittins, UNISON Press Officer on 07816 538397