Speaking after the result was declared Martyn Cook, Chair of the left-wing group in Scottish Labour, the Campign for Socialism, said:

“We are delighted at this result and proud of the role played by Campaign for Socialism members at all levels of Richard Leonard’s campaign. Richard’s victory is an emphatic statement supporting a radical politics ‘for the many – not the few’.

“In electing Richard Leonard, Scottish Labour has shown beyond all doubt that it is in step with the Jeremy Corbyn led renewal of the party. Today shows that Scottish Labour is a party serious about social change – and is the only party serious about social change. We call on all of those wanting   radical change in Scotland – particularly those Trade union members who registered to vote in the Leadership election to both join and get involved in the Labour Party. “