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Anas Sarwar elected leader of the Scottish Labour Party

Anas Sarwar has been elected leader of the Scottish Labour Party, becoming the fifth leader of the party since the Scottish independence referendum and the first leader of a national party in the UK from an ethnic minority.   Sarwar, who represents the region of Glasgow in the Scottish Parliament, defeated Monica Lennon in the two-person […]

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Scottish Labour leadership campaign begins

Two candidates have entered the race to become the new leader of Scottish Labour, just months ahead of the Scottish parliament elections, after Richard Leonard resigned.  Anas Sarwar and Monica Lennon, both regional MSPs, have begun their campaigns by pledging to reintegrate Labour into the national conversation, currently between the staunchly unionist Conservatives and the […]

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Richard Leonard: should he stay or should he go?

Your favourite forgettable leader of the Scotlandshire regional branch office of what passes for the Labour party in 2020 has survived his Julius Caesar moment. Proving once and for all that Labour can’t even beat itself. Jackie Baillie had measured up his coffin, but Ian Murray had forgotten to bring the knives with him, leaving […]

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Scottish Labour promises a study income raise for university

Scottish Labour has pledged to introduce an increased study income for students in Scotland. The pledge is based on Labour’s plans for a £10 per hour Real Living Wage and will award students for 25 hours of study time each week. This will result in a minimum of £9,500 being available to higher education students […]