McCluskey 101,000 votes 42%
Hicks 52,000 votes 22%
Bayliss 46,000 votes 19%
Cartmail 39,000 votes 16%
Turnout 15.8%. Dearunite.com has it first.
Points to note:
- Considering Hicks was the only non management candidate he has had a fantastic result. Not to mention the huge amount of money spent by the other candidates.
- A tiny 6.7% of all members voted for McCluskey and he did not even get half of those who did vote - what sort of mandate is that?
- McCluskey has to retire in 4 years time due to his age (61). Unless he forges his birth certificate (as has already been suggested by his supporters club). Or he changes the union rule book. And breaks his promise to go at 65.
- The stupid claim that "a vote for Hicks was a vote for Bayliss" has been soundly disproved, just as it was in the 2009 election when it was alleged that a vote for Hicks was a vote for Coyne.
Press announcement here
Incidentally don't be surprised if McCluskey awards Gail Cartmail a senior position in the union for her role in taking Amicus votes off Hicks and Bayliss, watch this space.