Matt Kerr wins Glasgow South West selection battle

The Campaign for Socialism backed candidate won overwhelmingly among members, after a race mired by a series of legal challenges.

Matt Kerr, the Glasgow Councillor and former 2017 candidate for Labour, has secured renomination as Labour's PPC for the ultra marginal seat of Glasgow South West, which was lost to the SNP by a margin of only 60 votes last year.

The favorite to win the race, Kerr had gained the support of major unions, including Unite, the GMB, Unison, BAFWU, the TSSA and the CWU, as well as Scottish Young Labour, the party's youth wing.

The race was suspended after comments by a tribunal judge came to light in which Khan was branded "untruthful" in court proceedings over the failed "Roshni" charity, which was brought to court by a former employee over harassment and victimisation by senior charity bosses.

Khan took the party to court after claiming the cut-off date discriminated against his supporters, but was later blocked from the candidate list by Labour's Scottish Executive Committee for not disclosing his role at Roshni.

At the time Scottish Labour's Women's Movement said that: “This is the right decision and shows that the Scottish Labour Party and the SEC value women’s place in the party. We should never be in a position where someone with such a terrible record on equality can put themselves forward to represent the party of Equality.”

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