The Scottish Labour Party will seek a fourth leader in less than three years after the incumbent quit following a turbulent period for the movement that once dominated politics in Scotland. Kezia Dugdale, 36, said she’s stepping down to allow someone else to drive Labour toward elections to the Scottish Parliament in 2021. She was elected leader in August 2015 after the Scottish National Party ousted Labour as the biggest party in Scotland in the U.K. general election that year.
Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP leader and head of Scotland’s semi-autonomous government, said during the campaign that a win is a win and she would retain her mandate for a vote on independence once the terms of Britain’s departure from the European Union are known. Senior party officials, though, weren’t expecting to lose anything like the number of districts after every region of Scotland opposed Brexit in last year’s vote.
The Scottish nationalists lost ground in the U.K. election, potentially weakening their push for independence after voters returned to parties opposed to holding another referendum. The Scottish National Party is on course to win a majority of Scotland’s districts, but its wings have been clipped like few predicted for a party that has been in the ascendancy for a decade. Among the casualties was Angus Robertson, its leader in the U.K. Parliament, who lost to the Conservatives.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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