Richard Leonard has been voted as the new leader of Scottish Labour as Kezia Dugdale enters the I’m A Celebrity jungle.
Ms Dugdale resigned from leader of Scottish Labour at the end of August, sparking a new contest.
In his victory speech, Mr Leonard made references to recent sexual harassment and sleaze scandals, saying new training was needed.
He said there would be an independent route for complaints as well as new training for staff and representatives on sexism and harassment.
Mr Leonard has been an Member of Scottish Parliament (MSP) for just over a year, winning his seat in May 2016.
He won the leadership contest by a sizeable margin, taking 9,150 votes, and 51.8% of those cast.
Mr Leonard is seen as an ally to Jeremy Corbyn, the national party leader. Although he supported him in the leadership election, he did then distance himself in an interview, claiming he was “too long in the tooth” to be a Corbynista.
He told his supporters he joined “the Labour Party in Stirling 35 years ago… because I knew that the only way to bring about real change was to combine, to unite and to campaign in order to win power.
“The only party of hope and the only means of realising that hope, the hope of the people was the Labour Party.
“So to be elected leader of the Scottish Labour Party, to lead our party, as a movement for democracy and yes, as a movement for socialism, is a source of immense pride but it is also deeply humbling.
“Whoever you voted for… we are one party.”
Mr Leonard’s opposition was Anas Sarwar, who had previously been an acting leader for the Scottish party. He took 43.3% of the vote.
Mr Sarwar was a Glasgow MP in the 2010-2015 term but lost his seat to the SNP.
Of Mr Leonard, Sky’s Tamara Cohen said: “He is pretty new to Scottish politics.
“He was odds on favourite because of his closeness to Jeremy Corbyn. He was also a former union organiser.
“This contest has been very bitter, marred by personal attacks and accusations of vote rigging.
“People will be looking now to see if Labour can make much of a recovery in the coming years.”
It was announced Ms Dugdale will be entering the ITV I’m A Celebrity jungle, from tomorrow, alongside Boris Johnson’s father Stanley.
When she resigned, she wrote: “I’ve given this task all that I have.
“With nearly four years until the next Scottish Parliament election, I’m convinced the party needs a new leader with fresh energy, drive and a new mandate to take the party into that contest.”
Her decision to enter the jungle has come under fire from within her own party, as Jenny Marra said election to office was “not a shortcut to celebrity”.
Mr Leonard becomes the fourth leader the party has had in three years.