General Secretary – Election Results

A head and shoulders shot of Maryam Eslamdoust, an Iranian woman, with long dark hair, a black top and bright red lipstick. She is smiling directly at the camera. The background is neutral.

Maryam Eslamdoust has been elected as the TSSA General Secretary following a ballot of members.

The results of the TSSA General Secretary election have been electronically counted and verified by Civica Election Services and verified by our elected Scrutineers.

The results are as follows:

Maryam Eslamdoust1,087ELECTED
Bonnie Craven699
Duncan Bates543
Number of eligible voters17,324
Total number of votes cast2,333
Number of votes found to be invalid4
Total number of valid votes to be counted2,329

The full independent Scrutineers report will be available on the TSSA website.

Commenting, Maryam Eslamdoust said: “I'm truly honoured to have won the vote to be TSSA's general secretary. Together we've done something that's never been done before - for the first time in its 126 year history, TSSA is led by a woman, and a person of colour too.

“Together let’s strengthen our union and ensure a laser focus on member’s jobs, pay, terms and conditions.

“I ran a campaign to fix the internal issues in our union and focus on protecting jobs and pay for our members. Our members are the lifeblood and purpose of this union and their interests will always come first under my leadership.

“I want to thank everybody who made this historic result possible - working around the clock to promote a positive campaign focused on the membership.

“I want to thank each and every member for trusting me and casting your vote for me.”

TSSA General Secretary Election - Results

TSSA General Secretary election results



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