Congratulations Richard Leonard

18 November 2017

Congratulations to Richard Leonard, who was today elected as the next Scottish Labour leader.

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers' union, said: “Richard shares our values and we were proud to support his campaign. He’s a committed trade unionist and recognises that the people of Scotland are hungry for change. I know that under Richard’s leadership, train drivers will have a robust voice in Scotland.”

Richard is a strong supporter of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership and has called for a radical programme of public ownership.

Kevin Lindsay, ASLEF’s organiser in Scotland, said: “I’ve known Richard for many years. He’s a dedicated and hardworking socialist who recognises the value of public ownership, and wants to ensure Scotland’s railways are run for the people of Scotland, not to subsidise the fares of our European neighbours or to be given away as dividends to line the pockets of private company shareholders. He’ll represent the vast majority of Scottish people who are fed up with the status quo.” 


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