LabourL must show unity for new leader
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Here, we are clinging o optimistically to the hope that maybe a victor will emerge to reinvigorate the party, take it forward as a force to be reckoned r with in Scotland.
This must be our hope, Labour supporters or not, because the whole country benefits from strong opposition.
Of course, the contest has been a scrap between two private school boys and it has all gotten rather personal, with rumours of background plots, inappropriate business connections and union stitch-ups. None of which suggests relations will be rosy between Anas Sarwar and Richard Leonard after the announcement on Saturday.
So a message to both: Remember you’ve been elected to serve Scotland, not yourself. Accept the result and fall in behind the winner.