Ecuador will be led for the next four years by conservative businessman Guillermo Lasso after voters rebuffed a left-leaning movement that yielded an economic boom then a recession during a decade in power.
Labour needs to show Scots it can “do politics differently”, leadership hopeful Monica Lennon said – insisting the party can no longer rely on “party grandees getting wheeled out to preach to the nation”.
Monica Lennon has won the backing of Scotland’s largest trade union in the Labour leadership contest.
Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross has said there are similarities between his job and officiating at football matches – saying he receives an “awful lot of flak” in both roles.
Anas Sarwar and Monica Lennon have both ruled out joining a "unionist coalition" after Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross said he is willing to work with other parties to take on the SNP.
Douglas Ross pledges to rebuild Scotland but appears to admit defeat in next year’s election on the first day of his new job
Douglas Ross pledged to rebuild Scotland by restoring the education system and empowering remote communities when he was officially declared Scottish Conservative leader.
Jeremy Corbyn has announced that Lyn Brown will stand in for Diane Abbott as shadow home secretary for the period of her ill health.
The leader of the SNP group at Aberdeen City Council has today said that she is stepping down to make way for "fresh talent".