McCluskey has 'no trust' in Labour's handling of Falkirk

Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said he had "no trust" in the Labour party's handling of the Falkirk selection controversy.

Len McCluskey, General Secretary of the union Unite Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

In an incendiary letter to Labour's general secretary Iain McNicol, he said a party inquiry into claims the union tried to stitch up candidate selection was a "disgrace" and demanded an independent inquiry.

"I ... am obliged to uphold the integrity of Unite, and I can no longer do so on the basis of going along with the activities of a Labour Party administration in which I can place no trust," Mr McCluskey wrote.

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Labour campaign spending cap

Labour is to impose a spending cap on selection campaigns as part of a "significant change" in its relations with trade unions, Harriet Harman said.