Fire Brigades Union press release
6 May 2005
Matt Wrack has been elected General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union. He defeated Andy Gilchrist in a secret postal ballot conducted by Electoral Reform Balloting services in which over 40% of members voted.
Votes cast: 20,663
Matt Wrack 12,883 (63.9%)
Andy Gilchrist 7,259 (36.1%)
Matt Wrack said: “I am enormously proud to be elected and thank everyone who participated in the ballot. I congratulate Andy Gilchrist on a hard fought campaign.