Posts Tagged ‘Scottish Leadership election 2014’

Why Labour could do without Balls and chains

by Peter Kenyon.

Ed Miliband is stuck. He wants to lead One Nation. But Scotland got close to going alone. That independence referendum in mid-September showed Labour voters in its heartland authorities in Glasgow wanted out nearly as much as the SNP. UKIP, while tearing the Conservative Party apart, gave Labour a fright in the Heywood and Middleton by-election […]

For Scotland’s sake, we must break from the Westminster establishment

by Michael Meacher.

The Westminster establishment, to which all the three main political parties are seen to sign up, is the most toxic brew in modern British politics. It has led to UKIP, which robbed the Tories of Clacton and likely Rochester, as well as almost certainly several Tory seats at the next election. And which came within […]

Katy Clark to stand for deputy leadership of Scottish Labour

by Jon Lansman.

Katy Clark, MP for North Ayrshire and Arran since 2005, announced today that she was intending to seek nominations for the deputy leadership of the Scottish Labour Party following the resignation of Anas Sarwar under pressure from Jim Murphy in order to deflect criticism of the prospect of  Westminster MP being elected as leader of […]

Support Neil Findlay’s campaign to lead Scottish Labour in pursuit of social justice

by Jon Lansman.

Neil Findlay, shadow cabinet secretary for health and wellbeing in the Scottish parliament, today announced that he will stand for the Leadership of the Scottish party. Neil can expect the support of many on the centre-left of the party and within the trade unions in the expected contest with Westminster MP Jim Murphy from the […]

Labour must outflank the SNP from the Left

by Neil Findlay.

This article was written prior to the resignation of Johann Lamont and is reposted here because it is a clear political statement by someone who many on the Left in Scotland would like to see as the next leader of Scottish Labour, and covers the same ground as Neil’s speech to the Campaign for Socialism conference […]

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