4 weeks for Scots to join Labour and secure its direction


Labour’s resurgence in Scotland continued last week with a couple of seat gains in council by-elections, after six Parliamentary seats were won in the General Election. The resignation of Kezia Dugdale has opened the door for the Scottish party to elect a leader in tune with the members and voters who are returning to an energised party that at last is offering a genuine political alternative to an electorate heartily sick of ‘more of the same’.

Left-wing candidate Richard Leonard is promising to take the party and the country forward – and the news that the party is opening the contest to new members is set to strengthen his chances.

In a surprise move, the Scottish Executive Committee (SEC) has announced that anyone joining as a new full member – as well as registered supporters and affiliated union supporters – by the deadline of 9 October will be eligible to…

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