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Scottish Labour want the Scottish Child Payment quadrupled in the new parliamentary session

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Scottish Labour Leader, Anas Sarwar, has demanded The Scottish Government commits to quadrupling the value of the Scottish Child Payment to tackle child poverty and meet statutory targets.The Glasgow MSP says The Scottish...

#SP2021 – Scottish Labour’s projections – all over Scotland

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Scottish Labour projected its message for a national recovery in Edinburgh and Glasgow last night.Shadow Scottish Secretary Ian Murray said: “Scottish Labour is taking its message for a brighter future across the country. “It...

#SP2021 – poll prefers Sarwar over Ross in opposition

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A poll commissioned by Scottish Labour has found that 40% want Anas Sarwar to lead the opposition if the SNP were to form the next Scottish Government.The Survation survey finds that when asked which...

#SP2021 – Sarwar says other parties’ climate policies are just hot air

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Anas Sarwar, Scottish Labour Leader, has today called out the SNP and the Conservatives for being ‘all talk but no substance’ on climate change.As a virtual climate action summit begins this week, Mr...

#SP2021 Labour promises jobs

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Anas Sarwar and Keir Starmer revealed on Friday that Scottish Labour recovery plans to jumpstart Scotland's economy would create at least 170,000 jobs.The party leaders said that Scottish Labour's offer to the electorate will...

#SP6 – Scottish Labour call for Holyrood clean up

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Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar has called for a commission to Clean Up Holyrood, suggesting that ideas are needed to offer the country a parliament which will hold the government to account and win...

Labour announce recovery plan for NHS

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Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, Anas Sarwar, has today unveiled a recovery plan for the NHS in Scotland’s after the pandemic.Speaking at the launch of his party's election campaign, Mr Sarwar published proposals...

Scottish Parliamentary Election 2021 – Labour focusing on national recovery

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As all the major parties get their campaigns underway today, Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar and the Deputy Leader, Jackie Baillie will promote the party'e election message - a National Recovery Plan.Mr Sarwar,...

Anas Sarwar elected new leader of Scottish Labour

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Anas Sarwar MSP for Glasgow has been elected new leader of Scottish Labour, winning 57.56% of the votes in the contest against fellow MSP, Monica Lennon.Mr Sarwar said the party under his leadership...

Politics – comment on resignation of Richard Leonard

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Richard Leonard MSP stepped down on Thursday afternoon as Scottish Labour leader.The full story is here.Scottish Labour Scottish Executive Committee chair Cara Hilton said:"Richard Leonard has led our Party with principle and integrity...

Richard Leonard resigns as Scottish Labour leader

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The news broke on Thursday afternoon that Scottish Labour leader, Richard Leonard has resigned.Mr Leonard who represents Central Scotland in the Scottish Parliament took up office after the resignation of Kezia Dugdale in...

Boyack says libraries need to open

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Scottish Labour has today warned of a ‘connectivity crisis’ for elderly people and can reveal that, as at 16 December, only 40 per cent of Scotland’s public libraries were open for business - with the remaining...

Christmas message from Richard Leonard

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Scottish Labour Leader, Richard Leonard shares his Christmas message.He writes: "Scotland has not had a Christmas set against the backdrop of such tragic human loss, suffering and sacrifice since the Second World War....

St Andrew’s Day message from Richard Leonard

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We mark this year’s St Andrew's Day, in circumstances that just a year ago were utterly unimaginable.With the tragic loss of so many lives, ill-health and so much hardship, this year Scotland’s national day...

Labour demand financial support for Scottish local authorities

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The Scottish Government must ensure that Scotland’s councils are financially supported to meet the challenges posed by the pandemic, Scottish Labour has said today.The party says that as much as £898.8m has been cut...

Coronavirus – Scottish Labour call for The Scottish Parliament to be reconvened

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Scottish Labour Business Manager, Elaine Smith MSP, has today written to Ken Mackintosh, the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament.The purpose of her letter is to request that he recalls the Scottish Parliament in light...

Labour demand better for young people in care

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Scottish Labour have obtained data from the Scottish Government by a Freedom of Information request which they say shows that only 6 per cent of young people who are entitled to 'continuing care' after...

Letter from Scotland

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You don’t see many picket lines or industrial protests these days. And it was even stranger to see one in the heart of Scottish academia.  Lecturers at Edinburgh University have joined fellow members of...

Dugdale gets written warning over absence

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You can hardly fail to have noticed that former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale took part in STV's I'm a Celebrity in recent weeks. Today she flew back into Glasgow Airport with her friend...

Richard Leonard promising Real Change

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Richard Leonard is one of two candidates running in the Scottish Labour Leadership race and he promises real change. That's what the placards say anyway.But truthfully, as is often the case, it is more...

Scottish Labour may call you this weekend!

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Scottish Labour will hold its biggest ever telephone campaign this weekend as it targets 200,000 swing voters in marginal seats.The party will focus on a number of seats where they say only Labour can defeat...

Scottish Labour launch their 2017 manifesto

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Earlier today in the fabulous (though rather warm!) events room in the Grassmarket Community Project, the Labour Leader Kezia Dugdale was welcomed by the party faithful, who included some of the local Edinburgh candidates.She...

Scottish Labour leader splits from fiancée

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Lothians MSP and Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has split from her fiancée of only six months, Louise Riddell.The Edinburgh College lecturer announced their engagement on holiday at the beginning of August 2016 in a...

Council by-election Leith Walk Ward – Marion Donaldson

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Marion Donaldson is the Scottish Labour candidate for the Leith Walk Ward at the upcoming by-election in September. A former pharmacist she is now a volunteer at the local food bank and is a member...

Scottish Labour Manifesto 2015

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Scottish Labour published their manifesto for the 2015 General Election which takes place on 7 May.It was launched at the Tollcross Leisure Centre in Glasgow on Friday 17 April by Scottish Labour leader, Jim...

Penalty shoot out for MND

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Both David Cameron and Ed Miliband backed their teams for victory today as the battle for Number 10 took to the football pitch in Edinburgh. Labour and the Conservatives faced each other in a penalty shoot-out to...

Ricky Henderson gets Labour nomination

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Councillor Ricky Henderson has been confirmed as the candidate for the Westminster seat of the erstwhile Chancellor Alistair Darling who announced his resignation from politics at the end of last year. Convener of the Health,...

Midlothian MP standing down at the General Election

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David Hamilton MP for Midlothian has announced today that he is standing down at the General Election in May 2015.Mr Hamilton has represented the constituency since 2001 and was elected last time in 2010...

Scottish Labour Leadership contest – Sarah Boyack

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[vimeo 111101984 w=500 h=281]The Edinburgh Reporter NEWS Sarah Boyack from Phyllis Stephen on Vimeo. One of the contenders for the position of Scottish Labour Leader is Lothians MSP Sarah Boyack  Ms Boyack is one of...

Jim Murphy says he wants to be First Minister

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We received the following press release from Jim Murphy's office this morning. So now there are three candidates in the Scottish Labour leadership race; two from Edinburgh and one from Glasgow.What do you think?...

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