Uk news Keir Starmer preaches unity after calling on Scottish Labour to "pull together" MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - He backed Richard Leonard and said they would be working together to boost Labour support at the Holyrood election

Uk news Keir Starmer preaches unity after calling on Scottish Labour to "pull together" MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - He backed Richard Leonard and said they would be working together to boost Labour support at the Holyrood election

Uk news  Keir Starmer preaches unity after calling on Scottish Labour to "pull together" MetiNews.Com
17 September 2020 - 13:56

Breaking News ! Keir Starmer has called on Scottish Labour to move on from recent divisions by calling on colleagues to “pull together”. He backed Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard and also praised an MP who had considered quitting the party last year. Starmer is enjoying positive poll ratings as Labour leader, but colleagues are worried about the state of the Scottish party. Read More Related Articles Get the latest Scottish politics headlines with our new daily newsletter Scottish Labour are in third place at Holyrood and MSPs do not expect any improvement at the next election.  Leonard has faced calls from his own MSPs to resign, but a planned motion of no confidence was withdrawn at the weekend at the last minute. This was in spite of his deputy, Jackie Baillie, as well as MP Ian Murray, signalling support for the motion at the meeting of senior party figures. Starmer also suffered a blow when it emerged that Murray, who is his shadow Scotland Secretary, had considered defecting to the centrist Independent Group last year.

. He and I have a shared task in restoring trust in the Labour party.” Asked if Leonard has his confidence, Starmer said: “Yes, I support Richard Leonard and that’s why we’ll be working together on what we need to do together over the coming weeks and months into the May elections.” On Murray, he said: “Ian Murray is a first class member of my shadow cabinet, widely respected and doing a really good job.” Scottish politics Alarm at Covid spread Christmas virus threat Brexit medicine warning Salmond blocks probe papers Starmer said he ran his own leadership campaign on the importance of party unity: “That’s among the reasons I am here in Scotland today, and that’s why I am talking to colleagues in Scottish Labour today, because what I want to see here in Scotland is our party to pull together and to focus on the job at hand.” He also repeated his opposition to indyref2, which First Minister Nicola Sturgeon supports: “I don’t think now is the time for a further divisive referendum.”

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Uk news Keir Starmer preaches unity after calling on Scottish Labour to "pull together" MetiNews.Com


Uk news Keir Starmer preaches unity after calling on Scottish Labour to "pull together" MetiNews.Com


Uk news Keir Starmer preaches unity after calling on Scottish Labour to "pull together" MetiNews.Com


Uk news Keir Starmer preaches unity after calling on Scottish Labour to "pull together" MetiNews.Com

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