A SECOND Scottish Labour MSP has quit the shadow cabinet following a disastrous European Parliament election.

Johnson said he is resigning from the frontbench over the party's position on Europe.

The resignation comes a day after the party had its worst ever result in the European elections in Scotland, losing its two MEPs and dropping from second to fifth in the polling.

Daniel Johnson confirmed on his Twitter account that this is "the only way I can effectively represent my constituents views on Europe and that we must make every effort to ensure the UK remains in the EU".

The MSP for Edinburgh Southern becomes the second Labour MSP to quit today following the resignation of Neil Findlay.

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