Alex Rowley, Labour’s Deputy Leader in Scotland, Suspended by Party

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Alex Rowley, the Deputy Leader of Scottish Labour, has been suspended by the party following allegations about text message which he sent to a former partner. Rowley was currently serving as the party’s interim leader in Scotland, following the resignation of Kezia Dugdale.

Rowley said in a statement:

“I totally refute these allegations and will take all steps necessary to clear my name. These allegations must be properly and thoroughly investigated in line with our party’s procedures – and I will refer myself to the party so such an investigation can take place. While that investigation is carried out, I will step aside as deputy leader, as well as interim leader, of the Scottish Labour party”.