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Labour's acting Scottish leader quits over abuse allegations

Duncan Geddes

The Times

Alex Rowley denies the allegations and has promised to clear his name
Alex Rowley denies the allegations and has promised to clear his namePA

The acting leader of Scottish Labour has left his post after a former lover claimed that he bombarded her with abusive messages.

Alex Rowley, 53, was accused by the woman of “emotional blackmail” which left her a “shadow” of who she was. He denies the allegations and has promised to clear his name.

The woman, 49, said that she entered a sexual relationship with the MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife in 2010. “We had a lot in common bu t I honestly wish I’d never let him into my life,” she told The Scottish Sun. “He was a ruthless bully, blowing hot one minute then cold the next. It was a control thing.”

She went to police in 2011 but did not name him at…

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