Former Western Isles MSP Alasdair Morrison said he is supporting Anas Sarwar in the
Scottish Labour leadership race.
Alasdair Morrison - who represented the Western Isles in the first two terms of the
Scottish Parliament until 2007 - said he is backing Mr Sarwar.
Mr Morrison said: “I’ve known Anas Sarwar for many years and I know he has the qualities
to make a first-class, strong and inclusive leader of Scottish Labour.
“As Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary at Holyrood, Anas has ably exposed the SNP’s
disgraceful mismanagement and neglect of our National Health Service. His passion
for the NHS is informed by his years of service as a NHS dentist and by the social
and health inequalities he is campaigning to reverse in his native Glasgow.
“Anas is travelling the country outlining his plans to make devolution actually work
for everyone in Scotland. As the new energetic leader, Anas will set about tackling
the ruinous and obsessive SNP centralisation agenda which has seen budgets savagely
cut at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, HIE and the islands’ health board - damaging cuts
which are impacting on every family in the islands.
“During the Scottish independence referendum, Anas led the distinct United with Labour
campaign - visiting every community in Scotland. He knows better than most the corrosive
nature of the politics which focuses on flags, borders and referenda. Scotland and
the islands have endured a decade of neglect.
“I am confident that with Anas Sarwar as leader, the Labour Party will once again
be in a position to win the trust of the people of Scotland.”
Former MSP backs Anas Sarwar in Scottish Labour leadership battle