Rowley wants to 'move on' from candidate row
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Scottish Labour's Alex Rowley says 'move on' from 'best candidate' row

Scottish Labour's interim leader Alex Rowley said it was time for him to "move on" from a row about leadership candidates.

Mr Rowley told the BBC he was "gutted" after a recording of him backing Richard Leonard's candidacy became public.

The politician was taped calling Mr Leonard the "best candidate" during a private conversation at Labour's conference in Brighton.

Mr Rowley said: "I believed that [the conversation which was taped] to be private, and the point is that I now need to move and get on with what I'm doing."

  • 28 Sep 2017