Neil Findlay and Katy Clark

Socialist Health Association Scotland backs Neil Findlay and Katy Clark for Scottish Labour leadership

SHA Scotland, one of the most active socialist societies affiliated to Scottish Labour, is to nominate Neil Findlay MSP as Leader and Katy Clark MP as Deputy Leader.

As Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Neil Findlay has built a close working relationship with organisations like SHA Scotland working on key issues such as health inequalities, social care and strengthening NHS Scotland.

The establishment of the Health Inequalities Commission and the Quality Care Commission shows that he is interested in solutions to these major problems. He has also involved a wide range of people from within and outwith the party in this work – demonstrating that he will be an inclusive leader, prepared to look outside the political bubble.

SHA Scotland Chair, Dr David Conway said:

“Neil’s future focused ambitious policy commissions, the importance he places on listening and engaging with communities, and his fighting for difficult campaigns – makes a compelling case for Neil Findlay to lead the Scottish Labour Party at this time.”

SHA Scotland also recognises that Katy Clark understands the need for a fundamental redistribution of wealth and power if Scotland’s deep-seated health inequalities are to be seriously tackled.

SHA Scotland Secretary, Dave Watson said:

“Katy has a proven track in campaigning on difficult issues. She understands that politics as usual simply wont do. Scottish Labour has to take radical measures to address inequality in Scotland and that’s why we believe Katy Clark is the right choice as Deputy Leader.”

SHA Scotland Chair, David Conway sets out his reasons for supporting Neil Findlay on our blog.