Kevin Courtney re-elected with 61% of the vote

NUTKevin Courtney has been re-elected as Deputy General Secretary of the NUT.

He said: “It is an honour and a privilege to have been re-elected as Deputy General Secretary of the NUT. Working with Christine Blower and the Union’s thousands of school reps and other activists I will be striving to take forward the Union’s campaigns in the interests of teachers and children.

“I am only too aware of the difficulties that teachers face in their day-to-day working lives, difficulties that are also impacting on the children they teach. We need to make much more progress in improving these conditions.  There is a welcome change of tone from ministers and politicians and I believe this is due in large part to the NUT’s Stand up for Education and Workload campaigns.

“I look forward to building on this work and ensuring politicians both in England and Wales now make changes of substance. All aspirant MPs should note that there are an average of 1,000 teachers per parliamentary constituency. Whichever Government is voted in at the General Election must listen to the voice of teachers and act upon the sensible proposals in our Education Manifesto and Eight Steps to Tackle Workload.”

Kevin Courtney was elected with 61% of the votes cast. Ian Grayson received 23% and Patrick Murphy picked up 15%. There was a 10% turn-out.


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