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.”