Len McCluskey

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Born Leonard David "Len" McCluskey
23 July 1950

Employment.png General Secretary

In office
1 January 2011 - Present
Employer Unite the Union

Len McCluskey (born 23 July 1950) is an English trade unionist who has been the general secretary of Unite the Union since 2011.[1][2]

Unite is one of ten unions backing Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour Party leadership election. The others are ASLEF, BFAWU, CWU, FBU, POA, RMT, TSSA, UCATT and UNISON. Owen Smith is supported by four unions: Community, GMB, the Musicians’ Union and Usdaw.[3]

On 3 July 2016, Len McCluskey told the BBC's Andrew Marr:

"Corbyn is a man of steel and he's made it clear that he will not resign. This has been a political lynching of a decent man – the coup has failed."[4]


  1. Hernon, Ian (18 December 2009). "Ian Hernon speaks to union leader and ex-Liverpool docker Len McCluskey". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 21 November 2010.

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  2. "Len McCluskey voted new leader of trade union Unite". Liverpool Echo. 2010-11-22. Retrieved 2013-07-11.

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  3. "UPDATE: Unite responds to Len coup plot"
  4. "Len McCluskey on the Andrew Marr show"

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