Murphy wins Scottish Leadership contest

This morning, Jim Murphy has been announced as leader of the Scottish Labour Party.

It was less of a close race between the two main contenders, Jim Murphy and Neil Findlay, than had been expected in recent days, with Murphy winning over 55% of the vote in a first round victory. Here’s the breakdown of the results:

MPs/MSPs/MEPs section – Murphy 22.36%, Findlay 6.75%, Boyack 4.22%

Labour members section – Murphy 20.14%, Findlay 10.89%, Boyack 2.3%

Affiliates section – Murphy 13.26%, Findlay 17.34%, Boyack 2.73%

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Alongside the leadership announcement – Kez Dugdale was announced as the winner of the deputy leadership contest.

But as Mark Ferguson wrote earlier in the week – both Murphy and Dugdale face a huge challenge.

For the moment, however – congratulations and good luck to Murphy, and commiserations to Findlay and Boyack.

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