Alex Rowley steps down as interim Scottish Labour Leader amid 'emotional abuse' claims

Alex Rowley steps down as interim Scottish Labour Leader amid 'emotional abuse' claims

A woman claimed Rowley (pictured with Kezia Dugdale) had made her life a living hell

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The interim leader of Scottish Labour has stepped down from the role as claims over his conduct are looked into.

Alex Rowley took over the party leadership after Kezia Dugdale resigned.

The party confirmed today he would “stand aside” after a former partner said she had endured “three years of hell” after he reportedly became obsessed with her.

The woman told the Scottish Sun newspaper that the MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife had reduced her to a shadow of what she once was.

She alleged that he had sent her a string of threatening messages, and had been inspired to come forward after seeing numerous women speak out against politicians.

It is understood Rowley denies the women’s allegations.

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