Scottish Labour elects Anas Sarwar as new leader

Scottish Labour elects Anas Sarwar as new leader
Scottish Labour elects Anas Sarwar as new leader

Hello and welcome to the details of Scottish Labour elects Anas Sarwar as new leader and now with the details

Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - Anas Sarwar, the new leader of the Labour Party in Scotland, arriving at Scotland’s Parliament in Edinburgh, Britain, September 5, 2017. — Reuters pic

Subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates on news you need to know.

LONDON, Feb 27 — Scottish Labour named Anas Sarwar as their new leader today, ahead of an election for the country’s devolved parliament in May.

Sarwar, a Glasgow member of the Scottish parliament (MSP), succeeds Richard Leonard who resigned in January.

Opposition Labour’s fortunes have flagged in Scotland with the Scottish National Party (SNP) the dominant force. Labour has 23 out of 129 seats in the parliament.

“I want to say directly to the people of Scotland - I know Labour has a lot of work to do to win back your trust because if we’re brutally honest you haven’t had the Scottish Labour party you deserve,” said Sarwar.

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon wants a strong showing for her party in the election on May 6 to hand her a mandate to hold a second referendum on independence — something British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will not approve.

Opinion polls indicate a majority back a second referendum.

But the SNP is in the midst of a bitter row between Sturgeon and her predecessor Alex Salmond that could eventually put pressure on her to resign and threatens to damage the independence movement.

Leonard said in January it was in the best interests of the party for him to stand down before the May election. — Reuters

These were the details of the news Scottish Labour elects Anas Sarwar as new leader for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Malay Mail and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV Britain’s message annoys the Elysee… and Johnson: I don’t regret
NEXT Vivo launches a watch that competes with Apple and Huawei smartwatches