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Iain McNicol was named as the new Labour Party General Secretary following today’s meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC).

Iain McNicol said:

“It is an honour and a privilege to be appointed as the Labour Party’s General Secretary. I am delighted to be taking on this role and looking forward to working with members, stakeholders and staff to take the party through its current policy and party reviews and on to success at the next general election. I would like to pay tribute to the excellent work Ray Collins has done over the past few years. The Labour Party is a fantastic organisation to work for and I am very proud to be taking on this position today.”

Norma Stephenson, Chair of the NEC, said:

“Following a rigorous selection process the NEC has unanimously endorsed the decision to make Iain McNicol the new General Secretary of the Labour Party. I am delighted with his appointment. Iain McNicol brings a great deal of organisational, financial and leadership experience to the role and I know he will lead the party through this significant period with enthusiasm. I look forward to working with Iain McNicol during Labour’s future challenges, standing up for hard working families against this Tory-led Government, who are cutting too far and too fast – hitting families and costing jobs and making it harder to get the deficit down.”

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