Unison has announced that three candidates have received enough nominations to stand for election as general secretary. They are Roger Bannister, Knowsley branch secretary, nominated by one regional council and 66 branches; Malkiat Bilku from London regional branch, nominated by 33 branches; and Dave Prentis, deputy general secretary, nominated by the national executive council, eight regional councils, seven service group executives and 278 branches. The ballot will be held at the end of January and beginning of February.