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12% of Unite members would join Labour

12% of Unite members would join Labour

Just 12% of Unite members would join Labour as individual members if Ed Miliband's reforms of the party's union links go ahead, a new poll has found.

Research for Lord Ashcroft found most members of the union thought large donations to the Labour party were a poor way to advance their interests, and only 30% of members would continue payments to the political fund if it became opt-in rather than opt-out.

Tory MP Priti Patel argued the poll showed union bosses were "totally out of touch" with their members, adding: "many...agree with Conservative policies like the benefit cap, support David Cameron as Prime Minister, and don’t want to give their hard-earned money to weak Ed Miliband".

Mr Miliband has announced Labour will hold a special conference in the spring to approve his proposals.

Jon Trickett and Rachel Reeves will also examine ways to make Labour a "mass membership" party, while deputy leader Harriet Harman and Labour MP Phil Wilson will have chief responsibility for debating the reforms with Labour members at "town hall meetings".

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