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Out of step on economics, slated for her religious views, and running against the hierarchy’s anointed candidate, she took 48 per cent of the vote.
Tories need to learn from the past: putting the problem out of mind is what squandered the victories over devolution in 1979.
Our panel, including Scottish Conservative Leader Douglas Ross, discuss the impact of the recent Holyrood election.
“It’s a collective effort and we’ve all got to collectively pull this Labour Party together” , says the Scottish labour leader.
The new leader of Scottish Labour says it demonstrates that he is ‘tough enough’ to revive his party’s ailing fortunes.
Douglas Ross, Nicola Sturgeon, Anas Sarwar, Willie Rennie and Lorna Slater lock horns in yesterday’s BBC event.
The Scottish Conservative leader calls for devolution from Holyrood to local councils, and says he is looking forward to campaigning with Boris Johnson.
The former Glasgow MP is now, astonishingly, Governor of Punjab, while his son is getting ready to attempt the revival Scottish Labour.
The party needs to reach parts of the pro-UK electorate that the Tories cannot. Under Leonard, it has signally failed to do so.
Also: Welsh Government back SNP in fight over post-EU powers; SNP loyalist appointed to head ‘independent’ inquiry as party muzzles MSPs; and more.
Anas Sarwar has shown no sign of sharing Sir Keir Starmer’s concerns about the Gender Recognition Reform (GRR) Bill.