Senior Labour insiders have told the SKWAWKBOX that Labour ‘moderate’ and former deputy leader Anas Sarwar is almost certain to stand for the newly-vacated leadership of Scottish Labour.
Sarwar attended a private grammar school and caused controversy in 2014 by opting to send his son to the same school. He appears to be a fan of private provision, as he is also understood to use private dental services.
He is likely to be viewed extremely unfavourably by pro-Corbyn majority of members, as his resignation as deputy leader allowed the disastrous Jim Murphy to stand as leader, with Kezia Dugdale standing for deputy on a gender-balanced ticket. As this positioned Dugdale for the leadership she has now resigned, he is therefore seen by many as having played a role in the accession of two failed leaders.
Two pro-Corbyn candidates are in the running to stand for the Labour left and discussions have already begun. News to follow.
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