UK Politics

Ray Collins set to resign as Labour general secretary

Ray Collins
Image caption Mr Collins became general secretary in 2008

Ray Collins, the general secretary of the Labour Party, is to announce his intention to step down from the post.

He will become a working Labour peer but will remain in his post until a replacement is found.

A former union official, Mr Collins became general secretary in 2008 after the resignation of predecessor Peter Watt amid a row over party funding.

Labour leader Ed Miliband has said the party needs to rebuild its organisation after its election defeat.