Neil Findlay MSP and Katy Clark MP are standing for the leadership and deputy leadership of the Scottish Labour Party.
Both of them are committed to rebuilding electoral support for Labour by a return to “the timeless Labour values of community, solidarity, fairness and justice.” They want Labour to adopt policies to attack poverty, unemployment, exploitation in the workplace, and health and wealth inequalities.
The Blairite candidate for the leadership position, Jim Murphy MP, wants Labour to continue with the same programme of austerity-lite, letting the Tories set the agenda.
Neil and Katy have won nominations from Unison, Unite, GMB, UCATT, ASLEF and TSSA. RMT, despite no longer being affiliated to Labour, has also declared support for their campaign. This is a key opportunity to confront supporters of austerity in the labour movement head on.