Sarwar Announces Bid To Become Scottish Labour Leader

4 September 2017, 10:59

Scottish Labour MSP

Labour's Anas Sarwar has pledged to "reunite" his party as he announced his bid to become the next Scottish leader.

Mr Sarwar, a former MP who lost his seat in 2015 when Scottish Labour was virtually wiped out at Westminster, is the second candidate to declare in the contest to succeed Kezia Dugdale.

She stood down suddenly last week, leaving the party in Scotland looking for its fourth leader since the independence referendum in 2014.

Richard Leonard, a former trade-union organiser who was elected to Holyrood in 2016, has already confirmed he is running for the job.