A LABOUR councillor has had a tongue-in-cheek 'election win' dig at Humza Yousaf as the MSP launches his leadership bid in Clydebank.

Councillor Clare Steel said the cabinet secretary for health and social care had chosen the town to begin his run to replace First Minister Nicola Sturgeon because her Labour administration knows "how to win elections".

The light-hearted tweet was in reference to the Labour party winning a majority of seats on West Dunbartonshire Council at last May's local elections, overturning an SNP majroity to lead the local authority.

Mr Yousaf was making a speech and taking questions from the media at Clydebank Town Hall at 11am on Monday, February 20, as he looks to become the next leader of the SNP Party and subsequently the new First Minister.

And Cllr Steel tweeted she intends to head along and give him some 'tips' on home to win elections.

She said: "I've heard the cabinet secretary Humza Yousaf is coming to the Clydebank Town Hall at 11am to launch his leadership. 

"Let's face it, he's really coming to West Dunbartonshire to ask us, the Labour Administration, for tips on how to win elections. 

"Let's go down & tell him then!"


Last week, Ms Sturgeon announced her intention to stand down as leader of the country after eight years, speaking a leadership race.

Mr Yousaf is running alongside finance secretary, Kate Forbes and former minister Ash Regan so far.

The constitution secretary, Angus Robertson, has ruled himself out of the race, saying that as the father of two young children, "the time is not right" for him to take on such a big commitment.