Silence from Johann Lamont is Dereliction of Leadership
Commenting on the ongoing controversy surrounding Labour’s candidate selection in Falkirk, Angus MacDonald, SNP MSP for Falkirk East, said: “The people of Falkirk deserve so much better. Time and time again they have been let down by Labour – it is time for a change.
“Local people were first let down by Labour by the behaviour of Eric Joyce, and they have been let down by Labour all over again with their party’s candidate selection scandal.
“This is a hugely serious issue – yet all we have had is silence from Johann Lamont, who is supposed to be leader of Labour’s Scottish Westminster MPs. Unless Ms Lamont gets a grip of this crisis, she is confirming that the shots are all being called by the real Labour bosses in London.
“The people of Falkirk should be able to elect a new MP – there ought to be a by-election, and the sooner the better.”