Leonard: No public support for second independence vote
The Scottish Labour leader said that a Labour government would not grant a Section 30 order.
Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard has said there is 'no public support' for a second independence referendum.
When asked whether a Labour government at Westminster would grant a Section 30 order, he said there was "no case" for a second vote.
He told Scotland Tonight on Thursday: "It's not that long since we had a referendum.
"Well first of all, I don't think that there is public support for a second independence referendum.
"And I've also said, and I'm happy to repeat, that in the 2017 general election manifesto we said that we would not agree to a second independence referendum.
'There is no case for a second independence referendum - we just had one in 2014.'Richard Leonard
"And I've said, and I stand by, that that will be a commitment that's in the next general election manifesto when Labour goes to the polls.
"There is no case for a second independence referendum - we just had one in 2014."
Ahead of his party's conference in Dundee, Mr Leonard claimed that a Labour government would offer a "decade of transformational investment" by pledging £70bn of extra cash in Scotland over a decade.
He said: "We will bring an end to austerity and we will shift the balance of wealth and power in Scotland, ensuring the wealthiest pay more to fund our NHS, our schools and the services we all rely on.
"We will end low pay and the exploitation of workers, reverse the rise in poverty, homelessness, inequality and food banks, and invest in our communities and our industries.
"We will put people before profit and transform our economy and our society so they work in the interests of the many, not the few."