Podcast: Can Anas Sarwar revive Labour in Scotland?

Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss the new Scottish Labour leader’s prospects.

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Anas Sarwar has been elected the new leader of Scottish Labour less than three months before the next, potentially pivotal, Scottish parliament elections.

In this episode of the New Statesman Podcast, Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss Sarwar's election victory, and whether he can turn things around for the party after Richard Leonard's disappointing tenure.

Then, in You Ask Us, they answer your question about whether potential future shadow chancellors are manoeuvring against Anneliese Dodds.

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Further reading: 

The New Statesman's data journalism team are tracking voting intention ahead of the Scottish elections. 

Stephen examines the Welsh Labour Party's chances in the upcoming Senedd elections.

Our Scotland editor Chris Deerin explains how Alex Salmond may have his revenge on the SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon.

If you're in the mood for more audio from the New Statesman, listen to World Review, the weekly global affairs podcast from our international editor Jeremy Cliffe in Berlin and our US editor Emily Tamkin in Washington, DC.


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