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Unite chief says Labour 'picking wrong fight' over Falkirk

5 July 2013 Last updated at 16:41 BST

The head of the Unite union, Len McCluskey, has accused the Labour party of "picking the wrong fight" over the selection of a by-election candidate in Falkirk.

Party leader Ed Miliband has said an internal inquiry into events shows people were being signed up to Labour without their knowledge.

Two local party members have been suspended and Labour HQ has stepped in to run the selection race.

Mr McCluskey said he hadn't seen the findings of the inquiry and therefore did not understand why the union was being accused of "overstepping the mark".

"I mean, it is a nonsense and the way it's been handled by the Labour Party headquarters is nothing short of disgraceful," he added.