New Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar has admitted that his party had not been good enough and vowed to regain voters’ trust.
He said during his acceptance speech after being crowned Scottish Labour leader on Saturday, “I want to say directly to the people of Scotland, I know Labour has a lot of work to do to win back your trust.”
“Because, if we’re brutally honest, you haven’t had the Scottish Labour Party you deserve. With rising injustice, inequality and division, I’m sorry we haven’t been good enough. I will work day and night to change that, so we can build the country we all need,” he added.
The party lost six of their seven seats at the Westminster election and came in fifth at the European elections in 2019.
Mr Sarwar said he would focus on tackling the impact of Covid in various sectors and building a better future for Scotland.