Hunt triumph at UCU

Sally Hunt has been overwhelmingly re-elected general secretary of the University and College Union, defeating Socialist Workers' Party member Mark Campbell.

Ahead of the election, Academic Friends of Israel warned that the union's stance on Israel during Ms Hunt's time in charge had left supporters of Israel "between a rock and a hard place".

UCU has adopted 16 anti-Israel resolutions under her leadership and was criticised by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles last year for its rejection of the widely-accepted definition of antisemitism.

It faces legal action later this year from a Jewish academic who believes UCU breached equality legislation.

Last updated: 1:32pm, March 8 2012