GORDON BROWN and Anas Sarwar have both ruled themselves out of the Scottish Labour leader race.
Brown, the former UK prime minister, was urged to intervene and save the party from “civil war” after Johann Lamont resigned.
The previous leader had cited interference from London as a reason for her quitting.
Lamont’s deputy Anas Sarwar, who is also acting leader for the time being, has also stated his intention not to run.
Jim Murphy remains the favourite to succeed Lamont.