‘Yes I can,’ says Labour leadership candidate

SCOTTISH Labour MSP Ken Macintosh has compared his bid to lead the party to the “Yes We Can” campaign that swept US president Barack Obama to power three years ago.

Eastwood MSP Mr Macintosh made the claim as he launched what he said was an “Obama-style fundraising drive”, appealing to supporters to donate small amounts of cash through his campaign website.

Mr Macintosh says he has based his ‘Ten for Ken’ campaign, which involves asking supporters for £10, in the way the US president raised funds for his political war chest. He said: “I want to broaden our appeal to the people of Scotland but I also want to broaden our financial support.”