Web Desk ::Anas Sarwar has been announced as the new Scottish Labour leader. Anas Sarwar, son of Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar and a Labour member of Scottish Parliament for Glasgow, was elected on Saturday to succeed Richard Leonard as the new leader of Scottish Labour Party, after winning 57.56 percent of the vote.
Anas Sarwar secured 61.21 percent of party member votes and 49.31 percent votes cast by affiliate supporters, while rival Monica Lennon received 38.75 percent of member votes and 50.64 percent of affiliate votes.
The contest was triggered after Richard Leonard resigned as leader, saying it was in the best interest of the party for him to stand down.Mr Sarwar takes charge of the party ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections, which is scheduled to be held on 6 May. Sarwar unsuccessfully ran for the leadership in 2017, when he was beaten by Leonard. But in the latest contest, the MSP secured the most nominations from councillors, parliamentary colleagues and local parties.