UNISON is proud to be supporting Tony Lloyd’s campaign to become Labour candidate for Mayor of Greater Manchester.
Tony, the current Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner is seeking the backing of the party to be their first candidate for elected Mayor.
UNISON’s Regional Labour Link Committee endorsed Tony’s candidacy after consultation with branches.
Lynne Morris, UNISON North West Regional Political Officer and Chair of TULO said:
“Tony has always been a great friend to UNISON, our members and the wider trade union movement. Tony has great empathy with ordinary people and understands the importance of high-quality public services. He has worked hard throughout his career to fight inequality and protect working people across Greater Manchester.
“I know that Tony will be a strong voice for Greater Manchester, fighting the reckless Tory cuts that are putting our communities in danger. Tony has the leadership and drive to make a real difference for Greater Manchester, that’s why UNISON are supporting him.”
“I’m delighted that UNISON have given me their support.
“UNISON and the wider trade union movement have got a key role to play in building a fairer society. That’s why they’ll always have a direct line to me. I want to build a fair Greater Manchester for everyone. That’s the Greater Manchester way.”