Scotland’s largest trade union has today given its backing to Neil Findlay MSP in the contest for the next Scottish Labour leader.
This followed a hustings event in Glasgow today at the Unison annual Labour Link Forum.
Members were impressed by the analysis from both Sarah Boyack and Neil Findlay of the challenges facing Scottish Labour and the need for a new approach.
Unison Scotland Labour Link chairman, Gordon McKay, said: “Members have been hugely impressed with Neil Findlay since he became an MSP and in particular as Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing.
“Neil understands that politics as usual isn’t good enough and we believe he offers a fresh approach with a real experience and understanding of the concerns of working people.
“At today’s meeting, Neil Findlay outlined a radical new policy approach that will be welcomed by our members.”