Richard Leonard

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Richard Leonard

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Leader o the Scots Labour Pairty
In office
18 November 2017 – 14 January 2021
DeputeLesley Laird
Jackie Baillie
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Keir Starmer
Precedit biKezia Dugdale
Succeedit biTBD
Member o the Scots Pairlament
for Central Scotland
Assumed office
6 Mey 2016
Personal details
Born1962 (age 58–59)
Yorkshire, Ingland
Poleetical pairtyLabour
Alma materVarsity o Stirlin

Richard Leonard (born 1962) is a Labour Pairty politeecian an Member o the Scots Pairlament for the Central Scotland region.[1] He wis elected leader o the Scots Labour Pairty on 18 November 2017, beatin opponent Anas Sarwar.[2]

On the 14t o Januar 2021 Leonard demitit his leadership, ceetin COVID-19 an clashmaeclavers fae within the pairty as his raisons.[3] Syne, it wis lat on at this includit MSP's clypin accounts o private meetins ti journalists[4] an weel-aff donors threiten ti resile support shuid he hae bade as leader.[5]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Election 2016: Central Scotland. Scottish Parliament region". BBC News. 6 Mey 2016. Archived frae the original on 22 Apryle 2016. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  2. "Richard Leonard to lead Scottish Labour". BBC News. 18 November 2017. Archived frae the original on 18 November 2017. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  3. "IN FULL: Richard Leonard's resignation statement as Labour leader". The National. 14 Januar 2021. Archived frae the original on 14 Januar 2021. Retrieved 17 Januar 2021.
  4. Findlay, Neil (15 Januar 2021). "How Not to Save Scottish Labour". Tribune. Archived frae the original on 15 Januar 2021. Retrieved 17 Januar 2021.
  5. Andrews, Keiran (15 Januar 2021). "Richard Leonard quits as Scottish Labour leader as party loses patience". The Times. Archived frae the original on 15 Januar 2021. Retrieved 17 Januar 2021.