Mick Cash named new RMT general secretary

Mick Cash has been elected as the new head of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT), succeeding Bob Crow.

Mick Cash Credit: Twitter/ Mick Cash

The 54-year-old beat four rivals in a ballot to become the new general secretary.

Mr Cash, who has been a member of the RMT and its predecessor National Union of Railwaymen for 35 years, stood in as acting general secretary after Mr Crow died in March.