Tom Peterkin: Kezia’s journey from jungle to political wilderness
Ex-Labour leader Kezia Dugdale’s brush with celebrity contrasts with Ruth Davidson’s upward political path, writes Tom Peterkin.
When the sun set on her Australian adventure and she embarked on her long flight back from the jungle, Kezia Dugdale could have been forgiven for pondering the curious alignment of the stars.
A mere seven months ago, she was basking in a General Election result that saw Scottish Labour surpass expectations.
Under her leadership, the party had returned seven seats north of the border. Although nowhere near the kind of support once enjoyed by Labour in Scotland, it... read more
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