Oppose McTernan – support the rail workers

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Telegraph Article

RMT_or_JMcTWe are appalled at prominent Labour Party member John McTernan’s 10 August article entitled “The Tories should crush the rail unions once and for all” – in the Daily Telegraph.

McTernan not only attacks trade unions generally, but condemns the Tories for not being sufficiently ruthless in their anti-union attacks!

Whatever differences exist in the Labour Party, this is unacceptable. Labour is and should be the party of trade unions. We the undersigned Labour Party members back the rail workers in dispute and call on the NEC to do likewise – and to formally condemn John McTernan for this.

Add your name by filling in online form at bottom of this page. All names unless otherwise stated are in a personal capacity

Signatures as at 08:00 Sunday, 28th August


Daniel Randall
, Islington South & Finsbury CLP, RMT London Transport Region Young Members’ Officer
Phil Graham, Islington South & Finsbury CLP Trade Union Liaison Officer, ASLEF West London Electrical branch
Sean McGowan, Doncaster Central CLP, RMT Regional Organiser (North)
Vaughan Thomas, Holborn & St. Pancras CLP, Vice President RMT London Transport Regional Council
Paul McDonnell, Mitcham & Morden CLP, RMT National Executive Committee Member
Richard Howard, Isle of Wight CLP, Secretary, RMT Wessex Regional Council, Chair, RMT Portsmouth branch
Marie Harrington
, Twickenham CLP, RMT Piccadilly and District West branch
Adrian Finney, Chingford and Woodford Green CLP, RMT Central Line East branch Political Officer
Neil Sharples, Wigan CLP, RMT North Wales North West Regional council secretary / Northern Rail lead H&S Rep
Jim Lynes, Wimbledon CLP, RMT Piccadilly and District West branch
Stan Herschel, Newcastle North CLP, Branch Secretary, RMT Newcastle & Gateshead branch, Full-time Coordinator, LNE & EM
Holly Smith, Edgbaston CLP, TSSA & RMT
Craig Johnston, Carlisle CLP Trades Union Officer, RMT Relief Regional Organiser
Darren Church, Broadland CLP, RMT
Mike Sargent, Dover & Deal CLP, Secretary, RMT Dover General Grades branch
John Pencott, Doncaster North CLP, RMT Lead Health and Safety Rep, Network Rail
Janine Booth, Excluded from Labour Party membership, RMT nominee on TUC Disabled Workers’ Committee
Jack Waterman, Bracknell CLP, Feltham RMT branch
George Duane, Ealing Cental & Acton CLP, RMT Piccadilly and District West branch
Paul Walker, Burton and Uttoxeter CLP Trade Union Liason  Officer, RMT Burton Branch Chair and Chair of East Staffordshire TUC
Bill Upton, Derby North CLP, RMT Burton Branch Secretary
Dalbir Dhillon, Withington CLP, RMT Union Learning Representative, Manchester Victoria
John Tilley, West Lancashire CLP, RMT Regional Organiser
Martin Kasprzak, Barking CLP, RMT Health & Safety Rep
Tim van Tinteren, Heeley CLP, ASLEF Sheffield Local Level Rep and Sheffield Midland Branch Vice Chair
Liam Doyle, Brent East CLP, ASLEF West London Electric Branch
Owen Bushell, Norwich South CLP, RMT
Ian Goodman, Carshalton & Wallington CLP, ASLEF West London Electric Branch
Mick Sidaway, Waveney CLP, RMT
Darren Pilling, Liverpool Riverside CLP, RMT
Patrick Hull, Hexham CLP, RMT Carlisle City Branch
Jaime Blanco, Rochford and Southend East CLP,  RMT
Paul Millar, Cardiff West CLP, Assistant Secretary, RMT Cardiff Rail branch
Conor Price, Stalybridge and Hyde CLP, RMT Manchester South
Kevin Morrison, Preston North and Wyre CLP, Vice Chair, Poulton Branch Labour Party, RMT Branch Secretary
Karen Tily, Ealing CLP, ASLEF
Joe Gray, Perry Barr CLP, RMT (retired)
Pete Gaskell, High Peak CLP, RMT rep
Shelagh Hewitt, Wallasey CLP, RMT
Mike Ballagher, Stalybridge and Hyde CLP Chair, RMT
Arthur Shaw, Bromley and Chislehurst CLP, RMT Safety Rep
Karen Tily, Ealing CLP, ASLEF
Graham Croucher, Northampton CLP, Branch Secretary, ASLEF Bletchley branch, Secretary, Northampton Trades Union Council
Stephen Higgins, Inverclyde CLP, ASLEF
Steve Gurdler, Gillingham and Rainham CLP, ASLEF
Paul Tindle, Corby and East Northants CLP, ASLEF
Paul Thomas, Cardiff West CLP, RMT branch Secretary
Mark Ward, Hull North CLP, ASLEF
Steve Preddy, Wye Valley and Monmouthshire CLP, Unite regional officer
Anita Kennedy, Lewisham West and Penge CLP, CWU
Jill Mountford, Momentum national Steering Committee, Lewisham Momentum chair, Lewisham Deptford CLP (unjustly expelled)
Pete Radcliff, Broxtowe CLP Chair, UCU
Anthony Johnson, Lewisham East CLP, Unison
Christopher Roche, Bristol West CLP, Unison
R Speechley, Lewisham and Deptford CLP
Daniel Nichols, Romford CLP, UNISON
Joshua Lovell, Stevenage CLP, Co- Youth Officer CLP, Unite, Beds and Herts Area Activist Committee, Youth Member
Ben Towse, Hornsey & Wood Green CLP & UCLU Labour Campaigns Officer CLP
Gary Drostle, Erith & Thamesmead CLP
Russell Carr, Camberwell and Peckham CLP, PCS Tate United, Branch Secretary
Josh Chown, Guildford CLP, Youth Officer
Andy Forse, Oxford East CLP
Ben Crelling, Workington CLP
Amanda Hunter, South Lakes CLP
William Walker, Burton and Uttoxeter CLP, Unite Community and Secretary East Staffordshire Trades Union Council
Maureen Austen
Brian Greaves, Skipton CLP
Gabrielle Vaughan, South Ribble CLP, Former UCU (retired)
Sheila Sheppard, Milton Keynes North CLP
Gerald Flanagan, Brighton&Hove CLP, GMB
Andrew Peak, Congleton CLP
Yvonne Gibbins, Grantham & Stamford CLP, GMB (retired)
Andria Efthimiou-Mordaunt, Camden CLP, Unite
Mark Trotman, Gloucester CLP, Unite
Rich Parkinson, Bolton North West CLP
Keith Fenton, Halesowen and Rowley Regis CLP
Nigel Bishop, Kettering CLP
David Niven, Carlisle  (Vice Chair Membership) CLP, PCS -RPA Carlisle Branch Chair
Adrian Jones, Merthyr and Rhmney CLP, Unite
Craig Chambers, Pontypridd CLP
Dan Warrington, Aldershot CLP, NUT Surrey Division, School Rep
Linda Webb-Thornton, Cardiff North CLP, Unison
Abby Sullivan, Westminster CLP, Unite Community
Sandra Holliday, Cynon Valley CLP
Del Pickup, Sheffield South East CLP, GMB
Andrew Crockett, Oldham West & Royton CLP, Unite
Liz Taylor, Wantage CLP, Usdaw shop steward
Norma Timms, Nuneaton CLP
Katrina Allan, Mid Fife & Glenrothes CLP, UCATT
David Ring, West Ham CLP, Unite
Juolie Dean, Carlisle CLP, Unison
Guy Matthews, Bassetlaw CLP
Paul Swift, Broxtowe CLP, Unison Labour Link delegate to CLP
Laura Clarke, Southend West CLP, Unison (retired)
Amanda Randall-Gavin, Worthing CLP
Bala Nair, North Durham CLP, GMB (retired)
Jacques Venter, Dukinfield & Stalybridge CLP, Unite
Rick Axcell, Cleethorpes CLP, GMB
Rebecca Thomas, Bridgend CLP
Elaine Smith, Stevenage CLP
Graham Korn, Bromley and Chistlehurst CLP, National Union of Teachers
Cllr David Knaggs, Charnwood CLP, NUT (retired)
Sonya Andermahr, South Northants CLP, UCU union rep, University of Northampton
Neil Winfield, Broxtowe CLP
Gill Mccall, Wimbledon CLP, ex-Unite
Tim Cooper, Delegate to Nottingham East CLP, Treasurer, Unite Community
Simon Cross, Broxtowe CLP, UCU
Sarah Pickett, Pavillion Brighton CLP, Unison LGBT officer and steward
Harriet Bradley, Bristol West CLP, Councillor for Brislington West, Branch Chair University of West of England UCU
Cllr Greg Marshall, Broxtowe CLP (Treasurer), Unison (Water, Environment, Transport Service Group Executive)
Peter Money, East Devon CLP, PCS union
Chris Gravell, Milton Keynes North CLP
Robert Hindson, Kingswood CLP, NUT
Katherine Hurley, Warrington North CLP
Dave Boyden, Halton CLP, NUT (school rep)
Liam Conway, Excluded from Labour Party CLP, Secretary Nottinghamshire, Mansfield and Nottingham TUC
Richard Swain, Gedling CLP, Unite
Councillor Barry Buitekant, Councillor Haggerston Ward, London Borough of Hackney CLP, USDAW
Elizabeth Humphreys, Brighton and Hove CLP
Barnaby Marder, Richmond Park, Conference delegate CLP
Andy Smith, Loughborough CLP
Bonnie Craven, Sutton and Cheam CLP Secretary, Unite and NUT
Barbara Brown, Fareham CLP
Angie Mindel, Nottingham East CLP, NUT
Vicki Morris, Nottingham East CLP (appealing expulsion), Chair, University of Nottingham Unison
Steve Walker, Garston & Halewood CLP, Unite
Yvonne Booth, Barrow and Furness CLP, Unison
Maureen Hillier, Fylde CLP
Allan Robinson, Preston North and Wyre CLP
Christine Rimmer, Broxtowe CLP, Unison, retired member
Adele Winston, Chipping Barnet CLP, BECTU
George Hawker, Oxford West and Abingdon CLP
John Lyn Evans, Llanelli CLP
Alice Williams, Riverside CLP
Chris Allen, Leicester West, Unite
Neill Grant, Derby South CLP, Unite
Tony Fehler, Bristol East CLP
Ian Runciman, Wansbeck CLP, Unison
Hilary Smith, Morecambe & Lunesdale CLP, Unite
Elizabeth Clinch, Torridge  and West Devon CLP, Retired teacher, Devon NUT
Chris Davies, Ashfield CLP
Kenny Geach, CWU (retired)
Bridget Dunne, Hampstead & Kilburn CLP, Unite
Peter Clare, Fylde CLP
Michael Boyle, Gedling CLP
Stephen Smith, Faringdon Branch, Wantage CLP
Alan Blake, Preston East CLP, Unite
Sharon Clancy, Mansfield CLP, Unite
Rose Bulfin, Bolsover CLP, UNISON
Ian Townson, Battersea CLP, Chair, Lambeth and Southwark Unite Community
David Mullaney, Bristol North West CLP Secretary, CWU
Nick Fletcher, Derby South CLP
Yvonne Smart, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr CLP
William Thom, Glasgow Provan CLP, Ex-CPS
Elizabeth Lock, Oxford East CLP
Cllr Mike Rowley, Oxford East CLP, Unite
John Wilson, Bolton West CLP, Unite
Grace Elliott, Halifax CLP
Caroline Hope, Bristol South CLP, Unite Community
Daina Gregory, North Thanet CLP, Unite
Kevin Freeman, Unison
Julie Speed, Louth & Horncastle CLP
Alex Ivancevic, Southampton Test CLP, Unite
Clare Copeland, Nottingham South CLP, Unison Workplace Steward
Catherine Leach, Edgbaston CLP, NUT
Martin Lawton, Labour NI
Chris Mckenzie, Bermondsey and Old Southwark CLP, Unison
Graham Woodward, Swindon South CLP
Elizabeth Griffiths, Bishop Auckland CLP, Teesdale branch Women’s Officer
Marian Carty, Croydon North CLP, UCU Goldsmiths: Educational Studies Department rep
Eddy Younger, N.W. Durham CLP, UCU
Steve Merrell, Charnwood CLP, CWU
Gina Hartshorn, Bradford EAST CLP, Unison
Dave Downes, Hornsey & Wood Green CLP, Unite
Cllr David Owen, Blackpool North and Cleveleys CLP, Chairman, 6/218 Branch, Unite the Union
Ged Dempsey, Wentworth & Dearne CLP, Unite EC
Alison Piet, Peckham and Camberwell CLP, GMB
Colin Blundell, South Holland CLP
Ingo Marowsky, Streatham CLP, Unite
Maggie Pearse, Shipley CLP, UCU (retired)
Martin Hickman, Labour party member Dearne Valley CLP, PCS assistant secretary Yorks and Humber
Anne Tanner, Cardiff West CLP
Elizabeth Ramsden, Warley CLP, Unite
Heather Nicholls, Doncaster CLP, RCN
Paul Lawlor, Gloucester CLP
Debby Monkhouse, South Dorset CLP
Georgina Harrison, South Holland and the Deepings CLP, Unison
Sophie Shaw, Deputy Secretary, Bromley and Chislehurst CLP, Equality Officer, Unite London Hotel Workers Branch
Ravyn Straughan, Sedgefield, CLP, Unite
Peter Coomber, Orkney , CLP
Linda Knox, Skipton and Ripon CLP
Steve Wood, Bristol West (member), CLP
Oliver Swingler, Newcastle East CLP, Unite Community (retired)
Catherine Hutchinson, Vice Chair Membership, Winchester and Chandlers Ford CLP
John Gardner, Stevenage CLP.
Neil Mackenbach, North East Derbyshire CLP
Patricia Curtis, Nottingham East , CLP
Chris Evans, Louth and Horncastle, CLP
Pam Remon, Beckenham, CLP
Ian Mcmullen, Liverpool Riverside CLP, FBU (retired)
Anne Amison, Totnes, CLP, Unite
Gina Biehn, Basingstoke, CLP, Unite
Dave Wilford, UNITE, Chair of Leicester Community Branch.
Catherine Tonge, Eastbourne, CLP, PCS
Allan Pearson, South Ribble, CLP
Robert Walters, Caerphilly County Borough, CLP, GMB National Shop Steward
Tim Thomson, Camborne Redruth and Hayle, CLP
Juls Price, Winchester, CLP, UNISON
Ian Charlton, Hackney South & Shoreditch, CLP, PCS
Cath Fletcher, Isle of Wight CLP
Fran Diamond, Vauxhall CLP, Unison
Carol Chapman, Lancaster and Fleetwood, CLP
Kevin Neil, Plymouth Sutton and Devonport CLP, Unite Plymouth City Unison Political Officer.
John Mooney, Great Grimsby CLP
Andrew Doolan, St Helens CLP, unite
Julia Silezin, Rhondda Cynon Taf CLP, NUT
Jean Thirtle, North Norfolk CLP, Unison
John Burgess, Edmonton, CLP, Branch Secretary Barnet Unison
Mary Mc Veagh, Northampton North CLP
Kathy Walker, Garston & Halewood, CLP, Unison
Chris Jones, Coventry North West, CLP
Maxine Sadza, Southend East and Rochford, CLP, Unite Equality Diversity Representative
Jeffrey Rawlinson, Bootle, CLP, United
Dennis Mills, Worcester CLP, Ex member of RMT and TSSA
John Howley, Bridgend CLP, CLP
William Crosse, Labour party member, Unite shop steward
Paul Simm, Brighton & Hove CLP
Samuel Vickers, Barnsley East CLP, BFAWU
John Hurlston, Northfield CLP
Angela Graham, Berwick upon Tweed CLP, Unison
Mark Whalebone, Broxbourne CLP
Anne Jarvis, Rother Valley CLP
Christine Williams, Labour Party member, union member
Sidonia Senior, Norwich South CLP
Paul Syson, Runnymede CLP
Francis Malon, Birmingham Hall Green CLP, Equity (Birmingham Variety Branch – Committee Member)
Alan Rogers, North Cornwall CLP, Unison
Terry Kelly, Renfrewshire CLP, GMB
Lynn Calderwood, Dewsbury CLP
Barrie Rogerson, Liverpool Wavertree CLP, Unite Community
David Parry, Liverpool West Derby CLP, Unison
Richard Vanstone, Faversham CLP
Ann Moore, Llanelli CLP, RCN (retired)
Paul Floyd, Leigh CLP, Unite
Allan Williams, Bollington CLP, FBU
M J Spittle, Cotswold CLP
Mollie Collins, Weymouth and Portland CLP, Unison (retired)
Maureen Higham, Weavervale CLP, Unison (retired)
Glen Keane, Croydon CLP, BECTU, branch secretary
Colin Dickinson, Shrewsbury & Atcham CLP
Peter Coomber, Orkney CLP
Pat Markey, Northampton CLP TULO, Secretary, Northampton NUT
Peter Coomber, Orkney CLP
Adam Wilson, Corby & East Northamptonshire CLP, Unison
Silvana Kelleher, Lewisham Deptford CLP, Ex-RMT & Unite
Cllr Kevin Richards, South Derbyshire CLP, Labour Group Leader, Unite
Robert Addy, Labour member CLP
Jonathan Smith, Rotherham CLP, NUT
Sally Moore, Bassetlaw CLP
June Bhooshi, Sheffield South East CLP
Steve Croke, Northampton North CLP, CWU
Marie Meaden, Cardiff West CLP, Unite Community
Gordon Maciver, St Albans CLP. Chair of Batchwood branch
Sue Mullins, Bristol South CLP
Cllr David Kerr, Branch Secretary Buxton & District, High Peak CLP, Unite
Jill Gleave, North West Durham Member CLP, Unison
Kristina Ramsden, Vale of Glamorgan CLP, NASUWT
Lyn Matthews, Bootle CLP, Unison Health & Safety Rep/Steward
Eddie Parker, Forest of Dean CLP, Musicians Union
Neil Cameron, Sheffield Central CLP, Unite (retired member)
Marcus Hawes, South East Cambridgeshire CLP
Imogen Goodman, Brighton and Hove CLP
Charles Anderson, , NUM STUC delegate retired
Rik Scone, Northfield CLP, ASLEF
C L Milburn, Hastings CLP, Former unison and unite rep.
Maureen Dickens, Rochford and Southend East CLP, Ex Unison (Retired)
David Thompson, Fylde CLP, Unite & GMB
Isabel Mcnab, Corby CLP, Retired
Andrew Moor, Darlington CLP
Emma Ward, Loughborough CLP
Roberta Hunter-Henderson, Dulwich and West Norwood CLP
Gillian Kalter, Labour International
Mary Bate, Stalybridge & Hyde CLP, GMB
Alan Short, Bridgend CLP, ext TGWU/NUS/CWU (working life) Mem: Unite Community
Chris Pursell, Wirral south CLP
Tracey Wilkinson, Ribble Valley CLP, Unison Representative
Catriona Lischka, Vauxhall CLP
Leonie Hannan, Vice-Chair, Belfast branch, Northern Ireland
Deloris Walsh, Golcar Branch , Colne Valley  CLP
Jill Jerram, Bermondsey and Old Southwark CLP, None
Patricia Armour, Yate and Thornbury CLP, Unite
Trev Howarth, North West Durham CLP
Timothy Cheatle, Portsmouth North CLP
Kevin Reynolds, Great Yarmouth CLP, Unite branch secretary, Chair Norfolk AAC, London & Eastern Regional committee
Dugald Ferguson, Norwich South CLP
Paul Bosworth, Northampton CLP, Deputy Branch Sec. South Mids Postal, CWU.
Denise Davies, Tynemouth, CLP
Gabriela Gatica, UNISON retired
William Wells, NW Norfolk, CLP
Sally Harris, York Central, CLP, GMB Rep and Branch Secretary
Robert Carr, North Essex, CLP
Lisa Barrass, Colchester, CLP
Emily Cornell, Colchester, CLP, GMB
Norma Dinnie-Weall, Colchester CLP
Adam Westlake, Weston-super-Mare CLP, Unite
Janice Finn, Wythenshawe and Sale East CLP
Norman Biddlecombe, Camberwell and Peckham CLP, Unite
Andrew Misuraca, Esher and Walton CLP,
Sally Branch, Camborne, Redruth & Hayle CLP, GMB
Ish, Eastleigh CLP
Eddie Hookway, Corby CLP, Unite Community
Jean Jones, Gateshead CLP, Unite Community Member

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17 thoughts on “Oppose McTernan – support the rail workers”

  1. Difficult to believe he’s a labour supporter . I was told, when I joined the Labour Party , that if my views basically differed widely from the party’s, my membership would be rescinded. Is this not so here?

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  2. McTernan is just another of those MPs who have lost touch with the realities of working life, and the anger and frustrations felt by ordinary people now led by a parliament which has developed a separate way of life on huge salaries, expenses, allowances, privileges and pensions. None of these politicians understands the vital importance of supporting Jeremy Corbyn and our remaining trade unions. McTernan surely would be happier as a Tory.

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  3. MacTernan is a disgrace to the Labour Party. He should be supporting Trade Unions and working people as after all that’s what the Labour Party should be about!

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  4. I cannot believe this anti – trades Union rhetoric from McTernan. This is Tory talk and has no place in any part of the Labour party. It makes me weep to think there are people with views like this in our ranks.

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