UK's Labour suffers setback as leader in Scotland quits

October 25, 2014 12:26 PM

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UK's Labour suffers setback as leader in Scotland quits

LONDON (Reuters) - The head of Britain's opposition Labour party in Scotland has unexpectedly quit, further unsettling the party in one of its heartlands and posing a new problem for leader Ed Miliband ahead of national elections in May next year.

Johann Lamont told a newspaper she was standing down with immediate effect. She slammed "dinosaurs" among Labour's leadership in London who were out of touch with how Scotland had changed even though voters had rejected independence last month.

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