Transparent KezKezia Dugdale MSP, candidate for Deputy Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, welcomes the close of nominations and the start of the campaign proper.


I am delighted to be nominated by 51 of my Scottish Labour colleagues for the deputy leadership of our party. I’m standing for tomorrow’s Scotland and to be part of a labour leadership team that makes eradicating poverty and injustice its crusade.

I am a campaigner and I want to change the way we campaign as a party for the better. Scottish Labour must find its campaigning zeal again and enthuse the Scottish electorate.

I look forward to attending events and hustings, and speaking to members across the country as we discuss how we go forward as a party: fighting for good jobs and wages, decent chances at school, more college places, and childcare that doesn’t cost twice your rent.