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 (staff) branch, nominated by 81 branches, 1 regional council and 1 service group.

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

Election procedures and notification