Responding to today’s Scottish Labour Party leadership election result, Pat Rafferty secretary of Unite Scotland said:
"Neil Findlay offered a genuine alternative to the politics and policies that led to consecutive electoral defeats for Scottish Labour and the haemorrhaging thousands of members.
"Unite was proud to support Neil and his share of the vote is enough to show his popular policies have resonance among working people in Scotland.
"Arguably, Jim Murphy recognised this appetite for real change during the hustings, because as the campaign progressed his arguments became bolder on issues like taxation and a living wage.
"Jim now needs to turn words into action if he wants to start the process of re-building Scottish Labour."
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Notes to editors
Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.