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Sarah Boyack Is Running For Scottish Labour Leader And No One Knows Who She Is

When the Scottish Labour leader stepped down, there was plenty of speculation about which of the big beasts of Labour would take over. Sarah Boyack wasn't one of them.

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Rumours started sweeping around Holyrood this morning that Boyack was about to stand.

Sarah boyack not in Parly this am. Staff noncommittal. Her colleagues think she will stand to replace Lamont.

Hamish Macdonell@HamishMacdonellFollow

Sarah boyack not in Parly this am. Staff noncommittal. Her colleagues think she will stand to replace Lamont.

11:09 AM - 28 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Everyone seemed to be very confused about it.

Sarah Boyack? Wasn't on my list tbh.

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@LabourEoin Who on earth is Sarah Boyack?

Sarah Boyack? Christ, I can’t even remember what she looks like. If this is the answer, Scottish Labour really is hosed.

Mr Eugenides@Mr_EugenidesFollow

Sarah Boyack? Christ, I cant even remember what she looks like. If this is the answer, Scottish Labour really is hosed.

1:09 PM - 28 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Sarah Boyack is another MSP who has sat in Parliament for 15 years and done... er... she's done... er... well.. She's not done much has she?

Honeyman Pangloss@OldHoneymanFollow

Sarah Boyack is another MSP who has sat in Parliament for 15 years and done... er... she's done... er... well.. She's not done much has she?

11:36 AM - 28 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Sarah Boyack? Interesting choice. A grafter, definitely - but a leader?

Scott Macdonald@scott_effFollow

Sarah Boyack? Interesting choice. A grafter, definitely - but a leader?

11:23 AM - 28 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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In fact, so few people knew about it her that it even caught out the parody accounts.

People at @LondonLabourHQ know so little about Sarah Boyack that we've not even written any jokes about her yet. #LondonLabour

London Labour@LondonLabourHQFollow

People at @LondonLabourHQ know so little about Sarah Boyack that we've not even written any jokes about her yet. #LondonLabour

11:21 AM - 28 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But people managed to think of some jokes eventually.

Cybernats being very immature, joking about possible new Scottish Labour leaders such as a pack of Monster Munch, a crate, or Sarah Boyack.

A_DarlingMP@A_DarlingMPFollow

Cybernats being very immature, joking about possible new Scottish Labour leaders such as a pack of Monster Munch, a crate, or Sarah Boyack.

11:47 AM - 28 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Sarah Boyack isn't trending.

Why would Branch Scotland want a non-entity like Sarah Boyack when it could have Jim Murphy screaming at it through a microphone?

London Labour@LondonLabourHQFollow

Why would Branch Scotland want a non-entity like Sarah Boyack when it could have Jim Murphy screaming at it through a microphone?

11:25 AM - 28 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Then the BBC announced that she was expected to stand, but it didn't get quite the reaction Boyack was probably hoping for.

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@irnbrudreaming @BBCScotlandNews Please tell me you are taking the piss? Sarah no one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gray@redskykiteFollow

@irnbrudreaming @BBCScotlandNews Please tell me you are taking the piss? Sarah no one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12:54 PM - 28 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@BBCScotlandNews She makes @JohannLamont look famous @SarahBoyackMSP

John Hamill@sparkyhamillFollow

@BBCScotlandNews She makes @JohannLamont look famous @SarahBoyackMSP

12:59 PM - 28 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But it's not all bad news for Boyack: At least one man thought she might do a decent job.

Well, at least Sarah Boyack wouldn't be totally pish. #scottishlabour

Donald MacDonald@skelpitheidFollow

Well, at least Sarah Boyack wouldn't be totally pish. #scottishlabour

11:40 AM - 28 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Jamie Ross is a Scotland reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Edinburgh.

Contact Jamie Ross at jamie.ross@buzzfeed.com.

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