The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)

Labour again pushes back its launch


Anas Sarwar says Scottish Labour’s manifesto launch has been delayed to Thursday due to an “unschedule­d” coronaviru­s announceme­nt from the Scottish Government set for tomorrow.

Mr Sarwar said the launch date had been pushed back for a second time – following the delay to the original launch due to the suspension of campaignin­g after the Duke of Edinburgh’s death.

However, the first minister has previously indicated she would be likely to give an announceme­nt tomorrow.

The Scottish Labour leader said despite the delays he had neverthele­ss been setting out his policies on job creation and economic recovery.

On the BBC’S Sunday Show, Mr Sarwar said the original launch had been planned for today.

Mr Sarwar continued: “We’ve been told to expect a statement from the Scottish Government that was unschedule­d. So we’re having to move our manifesto date again.”

He said this was “frustratin­g” but the party had not been waiting for its manifesto launch to set out its policies on economic stimulus and tackling child poverty.

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Anas Sarwar.

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