Sir Keir Starmer has insisted Scotland must prioritise coronavirus recovery ahead of anything else.
Speaking ahead of a visit to Scotland later today the Labour Party leader said he wanted a ‘national recovery’ from the pandemic that has killed more than 126,000 people across the country.
The Labour MP will visit Edinburgh today and Glasgow tomorrow where he will face questions about his party’s stance on Scottish independence.
He will be joined by the new Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar as they pay tribute to frontline NHS workers in Scotland.
In his first major speech as the new Labour leader in Scotland Sarwar revealed he will prioritise “unity over division”.