That’s it – polls in the Leader and Deputy Leader elections have closed.
It’s amazing how far we’ve come. In January, everyone wrote us off. But from a standing start we managed to get on the ballot paper and give hundreds of thousands of members the option of change.
We set out to be the campaign to offer change, and we achieved that.
We set out to be the campaign that provided a voice for the voters, and we achieved that.
We set out to be the campaign to acknowledge the scale of the challenge ahead, and we achieved that.
We set out to put Scotland on the map and explain how important it is if we are to win again, and we achieved that as well.
We set out to ensure the truth was told and there was honesty in this contest, and we achieved that together.
So, thank you.
⭐ Thank you to everyone who voted for me.
⭐ Thank you to everyone who shared my campaign message on social media.
⭐ Thank you to everyone who donated to the campaign – without you we couldn’t have got this far.
⭐ Thank you to the dozens of volunteers who gave their time to help me reach thousands of members.
⭐ Thank you to all the members who turned up at their CLPs to vote for me, and all the affiliate groups which backed me.
⭐ Thank you to my small, but brilliant, campaign team.
⭐ Thank you to my colleagues who made this a healthy contest and to the Labour Party staff who worked so hard at this difficult time.
Thank you for joining me on this journey.