Peter Heathfield elected National NUM Secretary

January 1984

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Peter Heathfield (centre) elected as new NUM National Secretary in January 1984. Photo Credit – Chad newspaper
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Correspondence from Electoral Reform Society regarding NUM national ballot for election of NUM National Secretary.
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Election Result Sheet – NUM national ballot for new NUM National Secretary – January 1984.
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Breakdown of NUM Areas voting figures for national ballot for election of new NUM National Secretary – January 1984.
In January 1984, Peter Heathfield, North Derbyshire Area NUM Secretary, was elected as National NUM Secretary in a national ballot of the NUM membership. He replaced Lawrence Daly who had been in office since 1968 and retired though ill-health. Heathfield’s election meant all three NUM national posts were now occupied by left-wingers.

1984

Strike

1985

Fallout