Richard Leonard Comments on UK Leadership Result

4 April 2020

Commenting on the election of Keir Starmer as UK Labour leader, Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard said:

"Keir will make an outstanding leader of the Labour Party and future Prime Minister.

"He has the overwhelming support of members right across the party.

“Keir has a fine intellect but has his feet on the ground.

"He knows what we need to do to change this country, to come through this Covid crisis and to build a better society.

"He gets Scotland and the urgent need for a Constitutional Convention to modernise Britain.

"I am looking forward to working closely with him.”

Commenting on the election of Angela Rayner as UK Labour deputy leader, Richard Leonard said:

“Angela’s election will bring a new energy and campaigning zeal to help lead the party, so I am delighted to see her win such a clear mandate.

" I know that she’ll be working closely with the Scottish Labour Party to rebuild our support and party organisation."

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