Murphy wins Scottish Leadership contest

13th December, 2014 10:48 am

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%

jim_murphy.jpg

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.

Value our free and unique service?

LabourList has more readers than ever before - but we need your support. Our dedicated coverage of Labour's policies and personalities, internal debates, selections and elections relies on donations from our readers.

If you can support LabourList’s unique and free service then please click here.

To report anything from the comment section, please e-mail [email protected]
x

LabourList Daily Email

Everything Labour. Every weekday morning

Share with your friends










Submit