Labour’s poor elections results have led them to debate their movement’s future.

The party lost 59 seats, including six in Scotland, leaving them with only one MP in the country.

Councillor Joe Cullinane, leader of North Ayrshire Council, was the Scottish Labour election co-ordinator.

He said: “The Labour Party must undertake a period of reflection.

“We must listen to voters on the reasons why they didn’t support us and we must learn the hard lessons from that.

“That’s why I think it is wrong to make knee-jerk reactions in the immediate aftermath of the election when the result is still raw.

“We need to have a reasoned debate, based on a proper analysis of what we got right and more importantly what we got wrong.

“I will be reflecting on that over the festive period, when I will get the opportunity to spend some quality time with family and friends and I will be ready to start making informed decisions early in the new year when the UK leadership contest formally starts.”

Neil Bibby, MSP for West Scotland, said: “I do not for a second believe that the result of this election shows that people are happy with the status quo – whether it’s Tory austerity, SNP mismanagement of public services or ongoing uncertainty about Brexit and independence.

“However, I accept that even voters desperate for change did not feel they could turn to Labour this time. The Labour Party in Scotland and across the UK has to seriously reflect on why if we are to come back and win the trust of the people again.”

Leader Jeremy Corbyn said that he would not lead the party at another election and several MPs have thrown their hats in the ring to replace him.

Candidates include Sir Keir Starmer, Yvette Cooper, Lisa Nandy, and Clive Lewis.