No winner in first round GS ballot

19 September 2011

There are now two candidates in the race to become ASLEF’s next General Secretary. Under the union’s rules, a winning candidates needs to secure 50% of the votes cast, and the result of the ballot announced today shows that none of the three candidates achieved that total. As a result, the third candidate – Nick Whitehead – has now dropped out leaving just Simon Weller and Mick Whelan.

Ballot papers for the run-off will be posted to members’ homes in the near future.

In the first ballot Mick Whelan secured 3,284 votes, Simon Weller attracted 3,115 and Nick Whitehead got 799.

The turn-out in the first ballot was 42.9%.

Simon is the union’s National Organiser and Mick is the District 6 Organiser.

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