Scottish Labour Party

Vote Richard Leonard for Scottish Labour Leader

Submitted by Matthew on 18 October, 2017 - 12:17 Author: Dale Street

Supporting nominations from Constituency Labour Parties in the Scottish Labour Party leadership contest closed on 13 October. Richard Leonard had 42, compared with 16 for Anas Sarwar. The right-wing Community trade union backed Sarwar. All other unions which submitted a supporting nomination backed Leonard.

Socialism and hope - a turbulent read cathy n Fri, 09/22/2017 - 20:50
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Surely the most striking thing about Labour MSP Neil Findlay’s recently published “Socialism and Hope – A Journey Through Turbulent Times” is the fact that it almost manages to avoid using the same insult twice.

Pro-independence campaigner Robin McAlpine “talks utter bolloks, this guy is completely nuggets”. Scottish Resistance leader Sean Clerkin is “mad as a hatter and a serial abuser of Labour politicians.” Cat Boyd of the “so-called Radical Independence Campaign” is someone who “fancies herself as some sort of left superstar”.

Scottish Labour: back Leonard and transform the Party cathy n Thu, 09/21/2017 - 14:55
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Nominations closed last Sunday (17th September) for the post of Scottish Labour Party (SLP) leader, left vacant by the recent resignation of Kezia Dugdale. There will be two names on the ballot paper: Anas Sarwar and Richard Leonard.

Sarwar was a Westminster MP from 2010 to 2015, when he lost his seat in the SNP landslide. In 2011 he was elected Scottish Labour Party deputy leader but resigned from the post in late 2014. In the 2016 Holyrood elections he was elected as a Glasgow list MSP.

Sarwar certainly has money and an election machine at his disposal.