After losing a second senior member of staff just months before the Holyrood elections, the Scottish Labour Party is facing reports of a “mass exodus” of staff.
The Daily Record announced that the communications director of the group, Lynn McMath, is leaving the party elsewhere to take a new position.
This comes after General Secretary Michael Sharpe yesterday announced his resignation, citing support from a young family.
In recent months, Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard has faced heavy internal critique over the weak performance of his party in the polls.
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In last year’s general election, the party lost six of its seven seats in Scotland.
When she was hired last year, Ms. McMath, a PR veteran, was Mr. Leonard’s fourth spin doctor in 16 months.
Before going into the public and charitable sectors, she previously worked for the Labour Party.
A Scottish Conservative spokesperson said, “Labour is back in full crisis mode just five months before the election.”
A mass departure of its top leaders is a strong indication of a tumultuous political group.
“The once great Scottish Labour Party is losing staff as fast as it is losing supporters.”
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A spokesperson for Scottish Labour said, “We do not comment on staff.”