Scottish Labour will move into new headquarters in Glasgow on Monday, as part of a plan to establish offices in both Glasgow and Edinburgh. The party will start work at their new HQ – 290 Bath Street, Glasgow – next week. With an Edinburgh “political base” set to follow. Having such a base in Edinburgh was one of the key recommendations of the Review of Scottish Labour, carried out by Jim Murphy MP and Sarah Boyack MSP last year. Scottish Labour Leader Johann Lamont said:
“Scottish Labour needs to have a presence close to the Scottish Parliament to reflect its importance, but we also want to maintain our close ties with the city of Glasgow. That is why we will be have headquarters in both cities that will allow us greater reach, flexibility and capacity in future campaigns.
“But I am very clear that we have to look beyond just Glasgow and Edinburgh as we continue to re-establish Labour in every one of our towns and cities, because we believe our message of fairness and equality is a message for all of Scotland.”