Union bosses back Leonard for lead­er­ship

Evening Express (City Final) - - Scotland Today -

RICHARD Leonard’s bid to be­come the next Scot­tish Labour leader has been backed by union chiefs at the Trans­port and Salaried Staffs’ As­so­ci­a­tion (TSSA). The union’s ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee unan­i­mously gave its sup­port to the left wing MSP, say­ing his “rad­i­cal­ism” could help the party win back power both in Scot­land and across the UK.

Mr Leonard, a for­mer GMB union or­gan­iser who was elected to Holy­rood in 2016, is com­pet­ing against fel­low MSP Anas Sar­war to be­come Kezia Dug­dale’s suc­ces­sor, af­ter she dra­mat­i­cally quit the post. While Mr Sar­war, a for­mer MP and pre­vi­ous deputy Scot­tish Labour leader, is seen as be­ing in the mod­er­ate wing of the party, Mr Leonard is more to the left.

sup­port: Richard Leonard has back­ing from TSSA.

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