NUJ general secretary Jeremy Dear comments today for the first time on the election for the new editor of the Journalist.
Writing on his blog, Dear congratulates winner Christine Buckley but adds: "I've kept as quiet as possible during the campaign about the relative merits of candidates but I am angry at the way Richard Simcox was attacked and the union's reputation rubbished by Mark Watts. Richard didn't deserve that."
His blog reveals that Buckley won by almost 1,000 votes.
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