Scottish Labour elects dentist as Deputy Leader

The Scottish Labour Party announced the results of their leadership elections this weekend, with Anas Sarwar, a former NHS dentist, elected as the party’s new Deputy Leader.  Johann Lamont, Member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Pollok, was elected Leader.

Mr Sarwar, who has been Member of Parliament for Glasgow Central since 2010, finished ahead of Ian Davidson MP and Lewis Macdonald MSP with 51.10% of the vote for Deputy Leader.  Mr Sarwar graduated from Glasgow University with a degree in dentistry in 2005, and worked as an NHS dentist in Paisley before his election as an MP. 

Mr Sarwar lives in Glasgow with his wife – who is also a dentist – and their two young sons.  He lists his political interests as foreign policy and international development.