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From The Socialist newspaper, 2 October 2019

PCS general secretary election - Support Marion Lloyd - action not words; a proven track record of fighting for members' interests

PCS union members on the 'climate strike' demo, London, 20.9.19, photo JB

PCS union members on the 'climate strike' demo, London, 20.9.19, photo JB   (Click to enlarge)

Katrine Williams, vice-President DWP Group (personal capacity)

On 14 October, nominations close for the PCS civil servants' union general secretary election.

Socialist Party member Marion Lloyd is standing as a candidate. She needs 15 branch nominations to get on the ballot paper. Our message is simple. If you want as general secretary a socialist woman with a proven record of fighting for members support Marion Lloyd.

A union member all her working life in large and small government departments, and in the private sector, Marion is currently BEIS group president and has been on the union's national executive committee for nearly 20 years.

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