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%
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.