Jennie Formby Is Labour's New General Secretary
Jennie Formby has been selected by Labour's National Executive Committee to serve as Labour's new General Secretary.
She was selected from a shortlist of two, the other candidate being Christine Blower, the former head of the National Union of Teachers. The General Secretary is in charge of the administration and staffing in the Labour Party.
Following the announcement, Jennie Formby said:
"I am honoured to be appointed Labour’s new General Secretary. I would like to thank my predecessor, Iain McNicol, for his tireless dedication to the party over the past seven years."
"Last year’s General Election showed the strength of our movement when we are united, challenging this Governments failed and damaging policies and campaigning for real change, in the interests of communities across the UK."
"Labour is preparing for government, and I look forward to working with Jeremy Corbyn, our party’s staff, Members of Parliament, members and affiliates to oppose the Conservatives’ destructive austerity programme inside and outside Parliament, and to win elections to build a society that works for the many, not the few."