SCOTTISH Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has fleshed out how she hopes to update her party’s position on the constitution at this month's spring conference.

Ms Dugdale published the motion she wants delegates to back in Perth on February 24, which would see federalism adopted as official Scottish Labour policy.

In a speech at University College London tonight, Ms Dugdale will again reject independence and reaffirm her desire for Scotland to work as closely as possible with other EU countries.

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However the motion also admits the Brexit vote and the results of the 2014 referendum “showed the appetite for change across our country”.

Ms Dugdale has said the UK Labour Party will soon convene a cross-party convention to devise a federal system for the UK by 2020, followed by a “new Act of Union”.

She said: “It has become clear that our country is not working for working people. Too many feel disenfranchised, disempowered and left behind. The gulf between the government and the governed cannot be allowed to grow further.

“We are firmly opposed to a second independence referendum. We believe that together we’re stronger. Today our country is deeply divided, not just by constitutional politics but by economic inequality.

“So to restore faith in our politics, build a more united society and create an economy that works for working people, I believe that we need to create a more federal UK.

“There should be a People’s Constitutional Convention, made up of citizens from across the United Kingdom, which should report before the next UK General Election. I believe we need a new Act of Union to save our Union for generations to come.”