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Sally Hunt returned as UCU general secretary

2 March 2017

Sally Hunt has been re-elected as UCU general secretary, defeating her only opponent Jo McNeill by a margin of 2,552 votes.  She won 59% of the votes cast.

UCU general secretary Sally Hunt said: 'While there is much agreement about the challenges the union faces, this election gave members the opportunity to choose between two different approaches. Given the hard fought nature of the election, I am delighted that members chose my plan for the union's future.  

'I intend to deliver on the democratic mandate I have been given. That means increasing support for members when they need it most and redoubling our efforts to campaign on issues like Brexit, casualisation, pay and privatisation.'

The results for UCU vice-president and other elected officials should be available early next week.


The result in full:

Number of valid votes cast: 13,724

Sally Hunt: 8,138

Jo McNeill: 5,586

Turnout 13.7%