Following discussions with our Executive Council and consultations across all our regions, we can confirm that the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union will be nominating and supporting Richard Burgon for Deputy Leader of the Labour Party.
Richard is the first BFAWU member ever to be elected to Parliament, and has an excellent record of supporting our Union and its membership. He has demonstrated his commitment to improving the lives of those we represent, and has always been prepared to stand with us when we have needed political support. We feel strongly, that as Deputy Leader, Richard will take forward his strong beliefs in fairness, equality, justice and socialist principles, in order to help build a Labour Party that is prepared to work hard in order to win back the grassroots, and to get it ready for government.
Ian Hodson (BFAWU National President)