Leonard gets boost from union
RICHARD Leonard’s bid to become Scottish Labour leader was yesterday backed by the transport and travel trade union TSSA.
Their executive committee unanimously gave their support to the left-wing MSP, saying his “radicalism” could help the party win back power in Scotland and across the UK.
TSSA leader Manuel Cortes said the decision to back the former GMB union organiser was “one of the easiest decisions” that the committee had ever made.
He stated: “Standing up for Labour values is in Richard’s blood. His track record as a trade unionist and socialist speaks for itself.
“He supports public ownership of railways and lifeline ferry services. He will not hand ScotRail’s keys to the Dutch state railway so they can make profits at the expense of passengers.”
Leonard was also endorsed by Glasgow North East MP Paul Sweeney.