Jim Murphy elected as Scottish Labour leader

Former Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy has been elected as the new leader of Scottish Labour

by the commentator on 13 December 2014 11:55


The Labour Party has selected Jim Murphy as its new leader in Scotland, following the departure of Johann Lamont, who quit her post accusing Ed Miliband and his Westminster colleagues of treating Labour in Scotland like a "branch office".

Murphy, who alongside Gordon Brown, received widespread praise for his performances as part of the No Campaign, will be tasked with improving the party’s dismal poll ratings. Recent data suggests that Labour could lose up to 30 seats to the SNP, crushing Ed Miliband’s hopes of becoming Prime Minister next May. 

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