The Liberal Democrats have supplied to work with Scottish Labour’s new chief to construct a “federal UK”.
Anas Sarwar gained the highest job on Saturday, beating Monica Lennon and taking 57.6% of the vote.
Inside minutes of his victory, the Scottish Lib Dem chief launched an announcement congratulating the brand new chief and providing to work in partnership.
Mr Sarwar gained the management election on Saturday (Andrew Milligan/PA)
Willie Rennie stated: “I want to congratulate Anas Sarwar on his victory and provide my commiserations to Monica Lennon.
“They’re each a credit score to their celebration.
“Liberal Democrats have lengthy championed a federal future for the UK and in latest instances there was an elevated recognition from Gordon Brown and others that the governing structure that underpins the UK wants reform.
“I’m eager to work with Anas and his celebration to make reform of the UK a actuality.
“It’s time to repair the foundations on which our home of countries sits.”
Talking after his election, Mr Sarwar expressed his want to vary the celebration, saying “you haven’t had the Scottish Labour Occasion you deserve”.
He added: “With rising injustice, inequality and division, I’m sorry we haven’t been adequate.
“And I’ll work day and evening to vary that, so we will construct the nation all of us want.”
In the meantime, the Scottish Greens stated Mr Sarwar will instantly be thrust into the centre of a constitutional wrangle.
Mr Sarwar has beforehand stated pro-independence events ought to put their views apart and concentrate on the restoration from the pandemic.
However Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie stated: “I welcome Anas Sarwar to his new function, however he faces a divided celebration.
“Anas has been clear that Scottish Labour would stand in the way in which of Scots having a say over their future, however this is not going to play effectively with round a 3rd of Labour voters who now say they’d again independence.”
Mr Sarwar has, maybe, an not possible job on his palms respiratory life into a celebration with no new concepts, ambition or imaginative and prescient for Scotland
SNP depute chief Keith Brown additionally stated Mr Sarwar would have a tricky time in his new function.
“Mr Sarwar has, maybe, an not possible job on his palms respiratory life into a celebration with no new concepts, ambition or imaginative and prescient for Scotland,” he stated.
Mr Brown added: “For so long as Labour’s dismissive angle in the direction of independence, and in the direction of Scotland’s proper to determine its personal future, continues, they haven’t any probability of rejuvenating a celebration which has already misplaced almost all credibility within the eyes of the Scottish folks.”
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