Presiding Officer and Labour MSP for the West Scotland Region, Ken Macintosh, has announced today that he will not stand in next year’s Scottish Parliamentary election.
Scottish Labour leader, Richard Leonard, said: “Ken has been a great servant of the Scottish Labour Party, the Parliament and most important of all, the people.
“An ardent supporter of devolution, and a member of the Parliament since 1999 his unstinting efforts as a Labour front bencher and over the last four years as the Presiding Officer have consistently made the case for the Parliament as a power for change. He is a kind and decent man with a strong sense of his own values. The Scottish Labour Party wishes him, Claire and the family well.”
Main photo Fraser Bremner.