Len McCluskey, general secretary, of Britain and Ireland’s biggest trade union Unite, will be visiting the East Midlands on Friday (29 November), to meet with senior shop stewards from the automotive and engineering industries to discuss the impact of a Tory vote on local jobs and communities.

Following the meeting with stewards there will be a photo opportunity with an ad van of Unite’s new general election billboard: Come Home to Labour.

WHERE: Derby County Football Club, Pride Park Stadium, Derby DE24 8XL
WHEN: Friday 29 November, 12:00 onwards

Len McCluskey will say: “My message to working people in our industrial heartlands is clear. The majority of people in the East Midlands voted to leave the European Union in 2016 because of genuine concerns about the future of their jobs and communities and their voices not being heard.

“Those genuine concerns will not be addressed by another Tory government.

“The Tories offer nothing for car workers, for every one working in manufacturing, for teachers, for nurses, for young people or pensioners in the East Midlands. The future of their jobs, rights, public services and the communities where they live will not be addressed by the Tories or their bad Brexit deal. 

“I urge everyone to come home to Labour.

“Only Labour has policies to invest in our forgotten towns and left behind communities, to rebuild our public services, tackle poverty and inequality and to bring our divided country together.”

Len McCluskey will be available for interview after 12:00 either at Pride Park or an alternative venue if more convenient.


Notes to editors:

For more information please contact Unite senior communications officer Barckley Sumner on 020 3371 2067 or 07802 329235. Email: barckley.sumner@unitetheunion.org

  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.