John Toner is an eminent and respected union leader, with experience, integrity, energy and vision, and an enviable record in serving the NUJ and has a proven track record.

John has been a member of the NUJ for 27 years, an eminent and respected member of the NEC representing Scotland for 9 years, and served as both President and Honorary General Treasurer of the NUJ. He was Northern Organiser for 4 years before taking up the job of Freelance Organiser in 2001. He is quick-witted, efficient and unflappable. The NUJ needs his experience, integrity, energy and vision. The NUJ needs an effective and experienced Deputy General Secretary

“I’m backing John because… he has a range of experience that is useful to me as a photographer & freelance member. Additionally, and beyond the usual fees and copyright, is intimately aware of the other matters that make our lives so difficult. Police Vs media, rights-grabbing, non-crediting, late/no payment …. and so on!”
– Alan Lodge (Nottingham)