Scottish Labour appoints new General Secretary

2nd February, 2013 12:31 pm

Scottish Labour has today announced the appointment of a new General Secretary – Ian Price. Currently Head of Public Affairs and Marketing at RSPB Scotland, Price replaces Colin Smyth, who stepped down last year. He has previously worked for the Labour party as an organiser in the North East of Scotland and has been a member for more than 20 years.

Scottish Labour Leader Johann Lamont said:
“We all look forward to working with Ian as we continue to change our party. The rebuilding process is already underway and Iain’s experience will be invaluable as Scottish Labour prepares for a crucial period in our – and Scotland’s future – with a referendum and elections for Europe, Westminster and Holyrood in the next three years. Ian’s appointment as Scottish Labour’s most senior official is an important step towards making our party once again where people turn to help meet their hopes and aspirations.”
 
Meanwhile Ian said:
 
“I share Johann’s appetite to modernise the party, change the way we engage with people of Scotland and offer them an exciting vision of what Scottish Labour believes Scotland in the 21st century can be.”
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