Former crown prosecutor Tony Engel received just under 40 per cent of the vote in the election for the secretary generalship of the top civil servants union, the Association of First Division Civil Servants. Engel mounted a surprise challenge against Jonathan Baume, the man chosen by the FDA's executive committee to succeed Baroness Liz Symons as head of the union. Engel, who said he was “vindicated” by the result, polled 1,631 of the vote, to Baume's tally of 2,528.