Richard Leonard is new Leader of Scottish Labour

Richard Leonard has been elected as the new Leader of the Scottish Labour Party.

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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%

Richard said:

“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.”

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