Findlay ‘not in race’ to replace Dugdale
Battle opens after shock resignation of Scottish Labour leader
NEIL FINDLAY ruled himself out from standing to be the next Scottish Labour leader yesterday after Kezia Dugdale’s surprise resignation from the role.
Ms Dugdale, who has served as leader since 2015, said she was stepping down to make way for “a new leader with fresh energy, drive and a new mandate.”
She denied briefings by party rightwingers that she had been forced out by supporters of Jeremy Corbyn.
“Too often our leaders leave in a crisis, with scores to settle,” she said. “I love this party too much for that to be my way.”... read more
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