Uk news Richard Leonard has quit as leader of Scottish Labour PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - “This was not an easy decision, but after three years I feel it is the right one for me and for the party.”

Uk news Richard Leonard has quit as leader of Scottish Labour PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - “This was not an easy decision, but after three years I feel it is the right one for me and for the party.”

Uk news Richard Leonard has quit as leader of Scottish Labour PremierLeague-News.Com
14 January 2021 - 17:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Richard Leonard, the Central Scotland MSP, has resigned as Scottish Labour leader after three years in the post. He said: “I have come to the conclusion it is in the best interests of the party that I step aside as leader of Scottish Labour with immediate effect. “This was not an easy decision, but after three years I feel it is the right one for me and for the party.” Mr Leonard represents the wider Holyrood region which includes Motherwell and Wishaw as well as neighbouring North and South Lanarkshire constituencies; and is due to contest the Airdrie & Shotts seat at the Scottish Parliament election in May. Today’s decision to step down comes four months after he had withstood a series of calls to stand down from his parliamentary colleagues, following poor polling figures and election results during his time in charge including losing all but one of their seven Scottish MPs at the 2019 general election. Responding to the criticism, Richard Leonard said: “I was elected by an overwhelming majority of members of Scottish Labour to lead our party in the 2021 elections to the Scottish Parliament.

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.” However, he announced his resignation today by saying: “I have thought long and hard over the Christmas period about what this [coronavirus] crisis means, and the approach Scottish Labour takes to help tackle it. “I have also considered what the speculation about my leadership does to our ability to get Labour’s message across. This has become a distraction.” Mr Leonard added: “I want to thank all those people who placed their hopes in me and who worked with me in good times and bad – this experience and the great people I have met will live with me forever.”

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Uk news Richard Leonard has quit as leader of Scottish Labour PremierLeague-News.Com


Uk news Richard Leonard has quit as leader of Scottish Labour PremierLeague-News.Com


Uk news Richard Leonard has quit as leader of Scottish Labour PremierLeague-News.Com


Uk news Richard Leonard has quit as leader of Scottish Labour PremierLeague-News.Com

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