'Jeremy Corbyn cannot unite us' warns Kezia Dugdale as 640,000 people start voting in Labour leadership contest
Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale backs Owen Smith. Dugdale says Jeremy Corbyn cannot unite Labour.640,000 members will start to vote today
"My only public comment on Jeremy Corbyn's leadership before this contest was to say that he had lost the confidence of his parliamentary colleagues in Westminster. "That's a fact. More than 80% of Labour MPs expressed a lack of confidence in Jeremy's leadership. "If 80% of my colleagues in Scottish Parliament didn't support me I wouldn't be able to do the job - even though I received 72% of the votes when party members and trade unionists in Scotland elected me to be their leader. "That remains my position today. I don't think Jeremy can unite our party and lead us into government.....
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