Richard Leonard has been elected the new leader of Scottish Labour.
The Central Scotland MSP won the vote with 56.7% of the vote, compared to opponent Anas Sarwar’s 43.3%.
The leadership election was triggered by the standing down of Kezia Dugdale in August.
A spokesman for union Unite Scotland, which backed Mr Leonard, said: “We believe that his victory is a victory for a Labour Party in Scotland marching resolutely behind the banner of ‘For the Many Not the Few’.
“We supported Richard Leonard in the contest because we believe that there was a radical socialist edge to the policies he stands for.
“We must offer our commiserations to Anas Sarwar who has great talents to offer Labour in Scotland.
“Unity behind the new leader and his new team is now our watchword.”