Pat Kelly


Time to leave the Labour party after 35 years, says former STUC president Pat Kelly after Jim Murphy victory

"It looks like it's time to leave the Labour party," former STUC president and Scottish secretary of the PCS Union Pat Kelly has said following the election of Jim Murphy as the Scottish Labour leader.

Writing for the Scottish Left Project, Kelly spelled the end of his 35-year membership of Labour and described Murphy as "one of the most divisive figures in the Labour party". He added that the MP's Scottish Labour leader election was a "disappointment for the Labour Left and the trade unions".