Just a short note to genuinely thank everyone who campaigned for me in the NEC elections. My majority in 2007 was 1,100, in 2009 was 4,500, and in 2011 was 11,000. I realise, only too well, that this can only be achieved with the selfless support of many individuals. My thanks go to those who give of their time, effort and money for those ideas which I hope that I continously propound.
We cannot rest on our laurels but neither should we neglect to reflect on our successes. I have no doubt that the issue of pensions will dominate the next period. It is the job of all trade union leaders to ensure that the gains of the past are not lost. Thank you for your support - now let's get stuck in again.