ASLEF backs Neil Findlay

31 October 2014

ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, is backing Neil Findlay to become leader of the Scottish Labour Party. Neil, 45, a former bricklayer, housing officer, and English teacher, was elected to the Scottish Parliament as MSP for Lothian in 2011. He is Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing. Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, said: ‘We are supporting Neil Findlay in his bid to become leader of the Scottish Labour Party and, we hope, First Minister in 2016, because he has the character, the vision, the talent and the ability to deliver for the people of Scotland. Neil understands what Labour has to do to win back the hearts, the minds, and the votes of working men and women in Scotland.’ Neil is one of three candidates who have announced they are standing. The others are Jim Murphy, MP for East Renfrewshire, and Sarah Boyack, MSP for Edinburgh Central.

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