Kezia Dugdale announced as deputy leader of the Scottish Labour Party

13th December, 2014 10:42 am

It’s been a close race between Kezia Dugdale MSP and Katy Clark MP, the two candidates standing to be Deputy Leader of the Scottish Labour Party.

But this morning it’s been announced that Kezia Dugdale has been voted as Deputy Leader with 62.89% of the vote. Here’s a full breakdown:

MSPs/MPs/MEPs section – Katy Clark 4.7%, Kezia Dugdale 28.63%

Members section – Katy Clark 11.22%, Kezia Dugdale 22.11%

Affiliates section – Katy Clark 21.2%, Kezia Dugdale 12.13%

Kezia Dugdale

Although Clark had clear support from the unions and and the backing of 47 councillors and 7 CLPs, Dugdale did get the backing of 48 CLPs and 149 councillors.

We’ll hear the leadership announcement any minute. But as Dugdale was regarded as Jim Murphy’s running partner, while Clark was seen as the more left wing candidate, in partnership with Neil Findlay – it looks like Murphy will be leader.


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