NUT hopefuls splash out on campaigning
Steve Sinnott, deputy general secretary, has taken out a personal loan of pound;7,000 but says his campaign will cost even more and is looking for contributions from local NUT associations.
John Illingworth, a former NUT president and Nottingham head, said his campaign costs would depend on donations but said he wanted to spend "at least pound;12,000". John Bangs, NUT head of education, said as the only candidate without backing of one of the union's three main political factions he expected to fund most of the campaign from his own pocket. He thought costs would be "considerable" and has already spent just under pound;1,000 on his website.
www.stevesinnott.org.uk; www.johnbangs.com, www.electjohnillingworth.org