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USDAW congratulates Anas Sarwar on being elected the new Leader of the Scottish Labour Party

27th February 2021

Shopworkers' trade union Usdaw has congratulated Anas Sarwar MSP on his election as the new Leader of the Scottish Labour Party.

Stewart Forrest - Usdaw Divisional Officer for Scotland says: "Usdaw nominated Anas Sarwar for leader because we believe he is the right person to rebuild Scottish Labour and then rebuild Scotland. So we are delighted that he has won the support of Labour members and affiliated supporters.

"Usdaw members, their families and working people across Scotland need a strong Labour Party in the Scottish Parliament and across the country, speaking out for them on their issues. With the election coming in May, it is crucial that Scottish Labour comes together behind the new leader and puts forward a positive message to the country.

“The SNP Government are failing to deliver social justice, tackle poverty and address the crisis in health and education. Usdaw members need Labour in power to deliver change. I know that Anas does not underestimate the challenge ahead for Labour and Usdaw will be working with him to help improve Scottish workers' lives."