Richard Leonard has been elected as the new Leader of the Scottish Labour Party.
The result was as follows:
Total Votes Percentage
Richard Leonard 12,469 56.7%
Anas Sarwar 9,516 43.3%
Richard Leonard Anas Sarwar
Members 51.8% 48.2%
Affiliated Supporters 77.3% 22.7%
Registered Supporters 48.1% 51.9%
“Real change, energised with this new generation helping to lead it, but founded on our old and enduring idealism too. That is the unity we can rally around, not simply a call for unity but around a renewed unity of purpose.
And our shared purpose is clear, to build again, to win again. So that our purpose today is not just to elect a leader. My aim is to be the next Labour First Minister of Scotland.”