Exclusive: ‘No reason’ Alex Rowley shouldn’t be in Shadow Cabinet, Labour women’s group say
Shadow Cabinet reshuffle saw high profile centrist MSPs Anas Sarwar and Jackie Baillie removed
SCOTTISH LABOUR WOMEN’S MOVEMENT have defended the decision of party leader Richard Leonard to bring Alex Rowley MSP, who quit as deputy leader last December after allegations of harassment, back onto the Cabinet.
Nicola Sturgeon: Independence is "the natural extension" of devolution
Speaking in Edinburgh on the 20th anniversary of the referendum on a Scottish Parliament, the first minister said devolution flows from the same intellectual current as the independence movement
NICOLA STURGEON, speaking in Edinburgh on the anniversary of the 1997 referendum on the re-establishment of the Scottish Parliament, said that “at its heart, independence is the natural extension” of the demands which led to devolution.
Parties unite to demand UK Government halts Universal Credit in Scotland
There will be a debate this Thursday in the Scottish Parliament on the rollout of Universal Credit
SCOTTISH LABOUR’S ACTING leader has called on Holyrood to send a strong message to the UK Government that Universal Credit should be halted in Scotland.
Alex Rowley has lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament, which has received cross party support from both the SNP and the Scottish Greens, and it will be debated in parliament on Thursday.
Jackie Baillie rules herself out of Scottish Labour leadership contest
Jackie Baillie has joined Monica Lennon, Neil Findlay and Alex Rowley in declaring they will not stand as Kezia Dugdale’s successor
JACKIE BAILLIE, the veteran Labour MSP, has told CommonSpace this morning that she will not be standing for the Labour leadership in the aftermath of Kezia Dugdale’s resignation on Tuesday.
In the spotlight: These are the names tipped to be the next Scottish Labour leader
We take a look at who might take Kezia Dugdale’s place as Scottish Labour leader
FOLLOWING Kezia Dugdale’s surprise resignation as leader of Scottish Labour, there is no shortage of possible candidates to replace her.
Dugdale herself became leader in 2015 after defeating Ken Macintosh with 72 per cent of the vote, following a relatively uncrowded leadership election.
Candidates for Scottish Labour leadership can be either MSPs, MPs, or MEPs. In order to be nominated, candidates require at least 15 per cent support from Labour MSPs, MPs and MEPs.
Calls in Scotland for a halt to roll out of Universal Credit grow
People who are moved onto the new benefit are waiting six weeks before getting payment, pushing them into poverty and debt
SCOTTISH LABOUR has called on the UK Government to halt its plans to roll out Universal Credit over concerns that families will be pushed into poverty and debt.
As reported on Sunday (30 July), Alex Rowley has written to both Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke and Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson to challenge them to stop the new online benefit.
Scottish Labour deputy: Summer to renew party “wasted” by leadership fight
Scottish Labour deputy leader welcomes greater party autonomy but believes necessary changes have been neglected for internal faction fight
SCOTTISH LABOUR deputy leader Alex Rowley has said that Scottish Labour’s summer has been “wasted” on internal issues in the wake of the moves to grant Scottish Labour greater autonomy.
The comments come after the party’s powerful national executive committee (NEC) agreed to grant the Scottish party autonomy over all internal issues short of finance. The changes need to be endorsed at Labour’s forthcoming conference.
Mark McDonald suspended from SNP amid "new information" on harassment claims
Following resignation two weeks ago, the former minister has now been suspended
MARK MCDONALD MSP, who resigned two weeks ago as minister for childcare and early years as a result of a complaint against him which he described as relating to “inappropriate behaviour”, has now been suspended by the SNP following “new information”.