Unite the union held its rules conference in Brighton this week.
About 500 delegates debated motions from sectors, branches, equalities committees and regions.
Two key and contested debates were about the election of union officials and the union’s political structures and affiliation to the Labour Party.
Unite members do not elect any paid officials other then the General Secretary. There were many different motions calling for the election of different types of officers by different constituencies. These motions all fell and the status quo prevailed.