Barry Fitzpatrick elected NUJ Deputy General Secretary
6 January 2012
The new Deputy General Secretary of the National Union of Journalists is Barry Fitzpatrick.
Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ General Secretary, announced the result of the election today at a meeting of the union's national executive council.
Michelle Stanistreet said:
"I congratulate Barry on his election, and I am looking forward to working with him in his new role. He is widely known and respected across the media industries, and has been a determined champion of journalists and journalism.
"His previous career as a leading print union official and activist means he has plenty of experience and the ability to work with all our colleagues in the media in defence of jobs, conditions and ethical standards."
Barry Fitzpatrick, NUJ Deputy General Secretary, said:
"I am immensely proud to have been elected as Deputy General Secretary of the NUJ with a vote of confidence from our membership. Journalists today face enormous challenges in defending both their jobs and professional standards in the public interest.
"I look forward to meeting these challenges and working hard with Michelle, all of our officers and staff and most importantly our chapel officials and lay activists without whom there would be no NUJ."