Glas­gow MSP dis­ap­pointed as case dropped

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ANAS Sar­war has said he is dis­ap­pointed by the out­come of a Labour in­ves­ti­ga­tion that found a coun­cil­lor accused of us­ing a ra­cial slur when re­fer­ring to him has no case to an­swer.

Mr Sar­war claimed in Jan­uary last year that a party col­league had made the re­mark dur­ing his cam­paign to suc­ceed Kezia Dug­dale as Scot­tish Labour leader in 2017.

Davie McLachlan was sub­se­quently named as the coun­cil­lor al­leged to have made the com­ment and was sus­pended from the party as it launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the re­mark, which Mr McLachlan has cat­e­gor­i­cally de­nied.

At the party’s Na­tional Con­sti­tu­tional Com­mit­tee (NCC) hear­ing on Mon­day in Glas­gow, the case against Mr McLachlan was dis­missed.

Fol­low­ing the hear­ing, Mr Sar­war said he was dis­ap­pointed by the process and the out­come of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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