Peer calls on union to explain why Coyne was suspended

Votes are being counted in the election for the general secretary of Britain's biggest union, Unite.

Gerard Coyne, the man challenging the current leader Len McCluskey for the top job, has been suspended.

Labour peer Baroness Prosser, a former deputy general secretary of the old Transport and General Workers' Union and a supporter of Mr Coyne, told BBC Radio 4's The World at One she found it "shocking" that Unite was not explaining why it had suspended Mr Coyne.

She added it looked "like something that might go on in North Korea".

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