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Sarwar Reveals New Front Bench

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Scottish Labour is ‘election ready’, Anas Sarwar said today, as he revealed his new Scottish Labour frontbench.

The new line-up includes the announcement of Jackie Baillie MSP and Ian Murray MP as general election campaign co-coordinators.

Revealing the new line-up, Anas Sarwar said that Scottish Labour is ‘ready to take on the SNP and Tories and deliver the change Scotland needs.”

Scottish Labour’s ‘election ready’ frontbench is as follows:

Anas Sarwar – Leader of Scottish Labour Party

Jackie Baillie – Deputy leader of Scottish Labour Party and General Election campaign co-coordinator

Ian Murray – Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland and General Election campaign co-coordinator


Jackie Baillie – Shadow Cabinet Secretary for NHS Recovery, Health and Social Care and Drugs Policy

Carol Mochan – Public Health and Women’s Health spokesperson

Paul Sweeney –  Mental Health and Veterans spokesperson

Daniel Johnson – Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Business and Fair Work

Michael Marra – Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Finance

Mark Griffin – Local Government and Housing spokesperson

Pam Duncan-Glancy – Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills

Martin Whitfield – Business Manager and Children and Young People spokesperson

Sarah Boyack – Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy, and Just Transition

Alex Rowley – Transport spokesperson

Mercedes Villalba – Environment and Biodivisity spokesperson

Rhoda Grant – Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands

Neil Bibby – Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, External Affairs and Culture

Foysol Choudhury – Culture, Europe and international development spokesperson

Paul O’Kane – Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice and Social Security, and Equalities

Pauline McNeill – Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Justice

Katy Clark – Community Safety spokesperson

Commenting, Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar said:

“I am announcing that Scottish Labour is election ready, with my colleagues Ian Murray and Jackie Baillie being unveiled as co-coordinators for the next general election in Scotland.

“At that election, only Scottish Labour can take seats from the SNP, kick the Tories out, and deliver the Labour government that Scotland badly needs.

“From implementing a meaningful windfall tax on oil and gas giants to creating GB energy and the thousands of jobs that will bring to Scotland, a Labour government will transform our country.

“The road to that Labour government begins in Scotland.

“It is my promise to you, that the Scottish Labour Party I lead will always focus on your priorities.

“Scottish Labour – the change that Scotland needs.”

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