Spiders, Bugs and Worms Are Bad Enough but Now I'll Have to Face Labour; EX-LEADER FLIES HOME FROM TV JUNGLE; Dugdale Set for Party Showdown

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Spiders, Bugs and Worms Are Bad Enough but Now I'll Have to Face Labour; EX-LEADER FLIES HOME FROM TV JUNGLE; Dugdale Set for Party Showdown


Byline: Mark Aitken Political Editor

Kezia Dugdale has admitted that she expects to be disciplined by Labour after her controversial appearance on I'm A Celebrity.

Dugdale will return home from the Australian jungle after tonight's final of the reality TV show and is due back at Holyrood on Wednesday afternoon.

The former Scottish Labour leader failed to tell the party that she was going on the programme.

And the leaked news of her appearance totally overshadowed the election of the party's new leader, Richard Leonard, last month.

One senior figure close to Leonard yesterday renewed calls for her to be suspended.

And in a newspaper interview, Dugdale said: "I understand the anger, the frustrations. I understand that I'm going to have to have a lot of hard and very honest conversations."

She revealed I'm A Celebrity producers prevented news from home from getting into the jungle camp so she had no idea whether she had been suspended.

She said: "I worried daily about that."

But Dugdale insisted that she wanted to continue as an MSP and stand at the next Holyrood election in 2021.

She added: "I want to stay as a member of the Scottish Parliament - I genuinely love what I do. I love the local side of it, the constituency side of it, the campaigning aspects of it.

"In many ways, I much preferred my job as an MSP before I became leader because I got to do more of that."

She also said she wanted to "speak about UK issues and have a UK platform".

Dugdale will donate three weeks of her MSP's salary and some of her five-figure TV appearance fee to charity.

Stephen Low, a member of Scottish Labour's governing executive, urged the party to discipline her over missing three weeks' work as an MSP.

He said: "If Labour MSPs aren't going to hold one of their own to account for breaking the rules, they won't be in much of a position to hold others to account.

"If the Scottish Parliamentary Labour Party are prepared to swallow 'it was for charity' as an excuse, then, much like Kezia, they'll give the impression they'll swallow anything."

Dugdale has admitted her appearance fee is "in no sense small" but has so far refused to say how much or what percentage is going to charity. …

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