Source: Labour List UK
Scottish Labour’s general secretary Michael Sharpe has announced that he will be leaving the top post ahead of Scottish parliamentary elections taking place in May next year.
Sharpe released a statement via Twitter this afternoon, which reads: “After deep consideration and discussions with my family, I will be leaving my post as Scottish general secretary.
“The Labour Party has always been – and will continue to be – a cherished part of my life. It’s been an honour to work with the party in Holyrood for nine years before joining as Scottish general secretary.
“Now more than ever, we need the radical progressive change that only Labour can bring. I will continue to help Richard Leonard and Keir Starmer return Labour to government in Scotland and the UK and to help Labour to power in local councils across the country.
“However, with elections for the Scottish Parliament five months away, I realise that I cannot give my young family and the party I love the commitment that they each deserve.