Unite the Union, has adopted a "political strategy" paper which includes infiltration of left wing activists into the Labour Party to ensure that those it approves of are selected as Labour council candidates. It gives details of plans to exert greater clout in candidate selections both for MPs and also for councillors where it pledges:
"To develop and sustain a Unite Councillors network...We will ensure that Unite members are taking up the opportunities for Council candidacy."
Lots of "resources" will be devoted to encouraging their "activists" - with "training courses" and "individual mentoring". There will be support for "good candidates" from other unions.
To assist with the pool of Labour council candidates the Union has set a target of persuading an extra 5,000 of its activists to join the Labour Party.
So that's all very public spirited, isn't it? Good news for Ed Miliband?