‘ Every vote will count in this election ’

“Every vote will count in this election” and we need to persuade people to register to vote – and to register for a postal vote. It’s crucial to “get that message out in the workplace, to family and friends.” UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea (pictured above) was addressing the union’s LGBT+ conference in Bournemouth this morning, with less than a month to go before the general election. She stressed that research shows that UNISON and its reps are trusted by the membership – and because of that, they have the potential to make a real difference when polling stations open. After all, she said, while “the Women’s Institute has 220,000 members, UNISON has over 200,000 disabled members, over 150,000 Black members, over a million women members.” The outcome of the election “will affect us all for at least the next five years” noted Ms McAnea and suggested that nobody should trust anything Prime Minister Boris Johnson promises, since he is “a man with no respect for democracy, who lies constantly”. She shared with them how, while waiting to be interviewed at a Conservative Party conference a while ago, she’d seen Mr Johnson deliberately ruffle his hair before going on camera, noting that his bluster and jovial image was all carefully cultivated. Ms McAnea went on to remind them of the cuts that Mr Johnson’s own Conservative Party – in government for al...
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