Unite backs Richard Leonard for Scottish Labour leader

On 20 September, Unite Scotland overwhelming backed Richard Leonard for the Scottish Labour leadership, following a hustings event at the Unite Scotland HQ.

Pat Rafferty, Unite Scotland secretary, said

We need a leader in Scotland to match that commitment to real socialist change. We believe that Richard Leonard is the candidate with the experience and commitment to deliver that.

The ballot for the leadership election opens on Friday 27 October. Voting is open to Labour Party members, affliated supporters and registered supporters. The deadline to register as one of these passed last Monday.

Richard Leonard is up against Anas Sarwar. The results will be announced onĀ Saturday 18 November.

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