LOCAL MP Katy Clark has branded New Labour a failure, in her bid to become deputy leader of the Scottish Labour Party.

She hit out after a new poll showed that 37 per cent of SNP voters could come back to Labour if they adopted radical new policies.

She said: “Our party in Scotland has been taken to the political abyss by the New Labour and it’s architects, now is the time to choose change, and choose the candidates of change.

“From a Living Wage backed by the full force of the law, to decommissioning Trident to help fund the permanent abolition of tuition fees, or the common sense approach of bringing our railways into public ownership, and my radical pledge for free childcare from the age of 12 months – it’s there in black and white, it’s what the people of Scotland are demanding.

"Business as usual will lose Scotland for Labour, it’s time to win back the missing 37 per cent by abandoning New Labour for good.” “I’ve campaigned for these types of policies for many years and now, more than ever, they are completely in line with the views of Scottish people.

"Abolishing Trident is right and it’s popular; introducing a Statutory Living Wage will help thousands of people and it’ll help win us elections.

"We have the opportunity to change Labour and our society now for the better. “