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WEEK ONE: Kezia Dug­dale re­signs on Au­gust 29 as Labour leader cit­ing per­sonal rea­sons.

WEEK TWO: Sun­day Her­ald re­veals cash and carry United Whole­sale (Scot­land) Ltd (UWS), in which Mr Sar­war has a 23 per cent stake, pays staff less than the £8.45 real liv­ing wage backed by Labour.

WEEK THREE: At his cam­paign launch, Mr Sar­war con­firms there has been no union recog­ni­tion at UWS since it was founded in 2001.

WEEK FOUR: Mr Leonard says those who failed to back Mr Cor­byn on 2016 were on an­other planet. The Her­ald re­veals Mr Sar­war and his wife got more than £500,000 in UWS share div­i­dends. Ni­cola Stur­geon at­tacks Mr Sar­war at FMQs af­ter in­terim Labour leader Alex Row­ley men­tions mil­lion­aires – he de­nies set­ting up Mr Sar­war. Mr Sar­war an­nounces his UWS shares are now in trust for his chil­dren. The Her­ald re­veals he pre­vi­ously held shares in a com­pany based in a tax haven.

WEEK FIVE: Unite union at­tempts to re­cruit thou­sands of new Labour sup­port­ers to help Mr Leonard. There is an in­ter­nal row af­ter Mr Row­ley is recorded ad­mit­ting he sup­ports Mr Leonard, de­spite pre­vi­ously say­ing he would stay neu­tral in the con­test.

Mr Sar­war’s fa­ther, for­mer MP Mo­ham­mad Sar­war, re­turns from Pak­istan to sup­port his son. Emerges Anas Sar­war dined ear­lier this year with a sus­pect in a £4m VAT fraud in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

WEEK SIX: Mr Sar­war and Mr Leonard re­veal con­tent of pri­vate dis­cus­sions to at­tack each other at a hus­tings in Dum­fries. The Sun­day Her­ald re­ports three-quar­ters of new mem­bers have “Asian-sound­ing sur­names”.

WEEK SEVEN: The Her­ald re­veals many new mem­bers share the same email con­tact de­tails, prompt­ing fears the on­line bal­lot could be abused. Ed­in­burgh MP Ian Mur­ray tells Labour HQ Unite union re­cruit­ment drive may be “rigged” to help Mr Leonard.

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