leonard sarwarThe contest for the leadership of Scottish Labour is a straight fight between the left’s Richard Leonard and former Progress vice-Chair Anas Sarwar. Sarwar’s campaign has hit a number of obstacles, with controversy over his family firm’s low wages to staff and refusal to say whether it recognises unions, over substantial dividends he has taken from it, and over the expensive private school his sons attend, leading to allegations that he is one of ‘the few’.

These revelations and Leonard’s clear anti-austerity stance appear to be taking their toll.

Most Labour MPs and MSPs (members of the Scottish Parliament) came out early for Sarwar – but those are the same MSPs who also came out against Corbyn’s leadership in 2016 and the leadership vote is OMOV (one member one vote), so their declaration is unlikely to have much impact on the result. Certainly it is starting to appear that Labour…

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