The results of the election were announced at the end of March by the independent scrutineer. The ballot of members was held between 6 and 27 March 2017 and there were two candidates: MU Executive Committee member Kathy Dyson and MU Assistant General Secretary Horace Trubridge.
Horace Trubridge says:
“I am absolutely delighted that the members have chosen me to take the Union forward following John Smith’s retirement in July. Having spent the last few months travelling around the country and talking to the members, I have a very clear vision of where the Union should be heading – building on John’s fantastic work of the last fifteen years – and I am eager to get started. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Executive Committee and all the members of our Union for their tremendous support, I look forward to justifying that support and meeting the difficult challenges that lay ahead.”