SCOTTISH Labour leader Anas Sarwar deleted a social media campaigning post after he was called out for claiming he was in the wrong town.

Several opposition representatives shared the post and informed the leader he had not labelled where he had spent the morning correctly.

Sarwar had posted pictures of himself alongside Labour activists and said: "In Larkhall this morning to kick off our NHS day of action: The very existence of our NHS is under threat from the SNP and only Labour will provide the vital funds needed to support staff and patients."

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"That’s Stonehouse. Not Larkhall," SNP councillor for Larkhall Ross Clark replied.

SNP MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse Christina McKelvie also replied: "They have no clue, people should not be fooled with parachuted in candidates who have no idea where they are.

"Although there are so many MSPs, councillors and staffers there, you would have thought someone would have told him where he was ..."

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McKelvie later highlight that Sarwar had deleted the original post.

The Scottish Labour leader then reposted the images and campaign line with the correct location in a new social media post.

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Clark replied to the new post, saying: "You're welcome."

Sarwar was joined by Scottish Labour's candidate for Lanark and Hamilton East Imogen Walker – who has been described by McKelvie as a "parachute candidate".

From 2014 until 2018, Walker, from Lanark, was a councillor on Labour-run Lambeth council in London, including serving as deputy leader of the council.

In 2021,  she took an interim head of leader's office role to help a Labour councillor at Sandwell Council on issues around political strategy and leadership. She also served as vice-president of the RSPCA from 2010 to 2019.

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Walker’s long-time partner is Morgan McSweeney, Starmer’s campaign manager during his bid to become leader and the founder of think tank Labour Together.

McSweeney was later employed by Labour as its campaign director.