A few days after my announcement that I was resigning the leadership of the Labour Group to take up a job with the church I was stopped by Margaret Curran as I walked through the Parliament. She said what many have said; "It was a wee surprise you going back to the church I am sorry to see you step down but congratulations on your job". My response to her was as it was to the others; "I might be changing jobs I will be standing up for the same things that I always have".
Now its her turn to choose a change of direction by standing for Labour in Glasgow East. And good on her. She will be standing up for the things she has always stood for; Justice, equality and speaking up for the silenced. And she will do it well as she always has. And as she has so often, she has stepped up to the plate when others faltered. so even more power to her elbow. Thanks to her choice, I think that Labour can win this seat and begin again to get Labour values back on the political agenda.
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