Kezia Dugdale elected as new Scottish Labour leader


Scottish Labour's rising star Kezia Dugdale has been elected leader of the party after just four years as an MSP.

Ms Dugdale beat Holyrood veteran Ken Macintosh in a leadership election sparked by the resignation of former MP Jim Murphy shortly after Labour's near wipeout in Scotland in the general election.

The result of the ballot was announced in Stirling, following an election campaign in which Ms Dugdale pledged to be a "fresh start" for Scottish Labour.