I am standing in this election following the sad death of my close friend and colleague Sean McGovern who had held this post since it was established.
I currently attend the UNITE Executive Council as the observer for disabled members being elected by the national disabled members committee, where I am the Chair. In addition, I Chair my Unite branch and regional disabled members committee.
I also represent Unite on the TUC Disabled Workers Committee and sit on the TUC General Council, elected by the full Congress to represent disabled trades unionists.
Having joined our Union over 40 years ago, I have been elected by members into virtually every lay position.
If elected to this post, I will continue to work for disabled Unite members’ rights within the Union and society in general. I will also continue to report back to disabled members with written reports and social media postings.