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Jim Murphy strengthens Labour’s commitment to Scotland

Jim Murphy
Jim Murphy

Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy is expected to cement the importance of Holyrood’s powers in the party’s constitution in Glasgow today. (sat)

Members of the party’s executive will discuss the new wording of clause four which states that Scotland comes first when it comes to deciding policy.

Last night Mr Murphy said: “When I spoke just after being elected leader I said that Scottish Labour needed to change to be stronger for Scotland.

“Under my leadership no-one will be left in any doubt that we call the shots in Scotland, that we stand up for Scotland and we put Scotland first.

“I’ve already spoken about Labour supporters who voted ‘Yes’ in the referendum and how we intend to win them back.

“‘Yes’ voters wanted change and I will deliver that.

“With me, voting for and joining Scottish Labour will be supporting a party that is committed to a permanent, powerful Scottish Parliament.”

Earlier this week London Mayor Boris Johnson claimed Mr Murphy was “vindictive” for proposing to use a mansion tax, largely targeting people who live in the UK capital, to raise money to fund 1,000 extra nursing posts in Scotland.

But the Scottish Labour leader said he would make no apology for the idea.

Mr Murphy, MP for East Renfrewshire, said: “I will always make policy in Scotland that is for the good of the country.

“The new Clause 4 sets the principles behind my leadership in stone,” he added.

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