Scottish Labour ‘needs radical changes’

A LABOUR leadership candidate has issued a stark warning about the future of the Scottish party in the final week before a winner is chosen.

Tom Harris said Scottish Labour risked never be seen as an alternative government.

“I want to be completely honest with you: my election as leader would herald a difficult period of radical change for our party,” he said. “The kind of change the party needs is not the easy or comfortable kind. If it were, we would have done it already.

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“If our new leader – whoever that is – implements change with which members are comfortable, then it’s either not enough of a change, or it’s the wrong kind of change.”

MSPs Johann Lamont and Ken Macintosh are also in the running for the party leadership.