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Murphy attacks union boss as he quits as Scottish Labour leader

Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy launched a broadside attack on Unite boss Len McCluskey as he has said he will quit, despite surviving a vote of no confidence.

It comes after a series of calls for him to resign following the party's near wipeout in Scotland at the general election.

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Murphy led Scottish Labour with 'energy and dignity'

Acting Leader of the Labour Party, Harriet Harman, paid tribute to Jim Murphy after he stood down as leader of the Scottish Labour party, saying he "has been a hugely important figure."

Jim has given so much to the Labour Party over the last twenty years. He, I know reluctantly, took the responsibility for leading Scottish Labour at the most difficult election they have ever faced. He did so with incredible energy, purpose and dignity.

As a cabinet minister and leader of his party in Scotland, Jim has been a hugely important figure in the Labour Party. He leaves with the best wishes and thanks of our movement.

It will now be for the Scottish Labour Party to choose its next leader.

– Harriet Harman

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