Wednesday , 22 January 2020

Tag Archives: Scottish Labour

Congratulations! Kezia Dugdale and Louise Riddell are engaged

Kezia Dugdale and Louise Riddell

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has announced she got engaged to her partner Louise Riddell. In an interview with the Daily Record, Dugdale said she was “utterly thrilled” after getting engaged during a holiday Mallorca. She said: “I’m utterly thrilled to be marrying the love of my life and we can’t wait to start planning.” Dugdale added: “We hope this ...

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Scottish Labour leader comes out

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  Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has publicly stated that she is in a relationship with another woman. Ms Dugdale, who has led her party since Jim Murphy stepped down in 2015, made the statement in a Fabian Society interview, which was also published in the New Statesman. She is now the fourth “out” leader of a Scottish political party, ...

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Jeremy Corbyn wins by landslide Labour leadership contest

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Left wing backbencher Jeremy Corbyn won the British Labour Party elections by a landslide, successfully seeing off a frontbenchers Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall. Corbyn received an overwhelming 59.5% the votes, over 40% more than his nearest rival Burnham, who got 19%, making a second round was unnecessary. Former minister Tom Watson was elected deputy leader. Corbyn who ...

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Kezia Dugdale: I support equal recognition, LGBTI education

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KaleidoScot asks the two contestants for the Scottish Labour leadership some questions about LGBTI rights, in our second interview, we speak with Kezia Dugdale. Dugdale, who is an MSP for the Lothian constituency, says transgender and intersex rights are an urgent priority, and she is committed to compulsory RSHPE.  See how she answers our questions below.  KaleidoScot: What have you ...

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Ken Macintosh: I’m committed to LGBTI equality and fighting homophobia

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KaleidoScot asks the two contestants for the Scottish Labour leadership some questions about LGBTI rights, first we speak with Ken Macintosh. Macintosh, who is an MSP for the Eastwood constituency, in East Renfrewshire, says he is committed to LGBTI equality, and tackling homophobia.  See how he answers our questions below. KaleidoScot: What have you done to promote LGBTI rights during ...

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What will the new Scottish Labour leadership do for LGBTI equality?

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The Scottish Labour Party has selected Jim Murphy MP to replace Johann Lamont as its leader. Former Scottish Secretary Murphy took 55.7 per cent of the vote to secure a comfortable victory over MSPs Sarah Boyack and Neil Findlay. Kezia Dugdale was also confirmed as the new deputy leader of Scottish Labour, winning 62.9 per cent of the vote in ...

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Jim Murphy: “We can’t rest until there is full equality”

KaleidoScot has invited the five candidates for Scottish Labour’s leadership and deputy leadership to share their respective visions for advancing LGBTI rights in Scotland, in our final interview with speak with Jim Murphy MP, who is vying for the leadership of the party. KaledioScot: What would you do to tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in school? Jim: Stonewall Scotland has ...

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Katy Clark: homophobia in schools is cause for concern

Our conversations with the candidates for Scottish Labour leader and deputy leader continue. Today Ayrshire MP Katy Clark tells us why she believes the Deputy leader should be a Westminster MP and how she hopes to work to create a more tolerant society. KaleidoScot: What would you do to tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in school? Katy: Levels of homophobia, ...

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Neil Findlay: inclusivity and diversity in all schools

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The candidates for Scottish Labour’s leadership and deputy leadership have been explaining to KaleidoScot what they hope to do to further LGBTI rights in Scotland. Today, Neil Findlay, who is contesting the leadership with Sarah Boyack MSP and Jim Murphy MP, gives us his views – and more than a few unequivocal answers. KaledioScot: What would you do to tackle ...

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Kezia Dugdale: “fairness is at the heart of our policies”

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The candidates for leader and deputy leader of Scottish Labour have agreed to speak to KaleidoScot, answering questions in respect to what they aim to do to support LGBTI rights and further equality in Scotland. In our second interview, Kezia Dugdale MSP, who is vying for the deputy leadership with Katy Clark MP, explains exclusively to KaleidoScot how she hopes to ...

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