Labour now has seven of Scotland's 59 seats having fallen to just one seat in the 2015 election.
Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell was a key speaker at the conference. The Guardian reports that he co-edited the Red Papers, a collection of essays written by left-wing activists seeking an "alternative to the sterile nationalist v unionist debate" in Scotland.
She thought the time was right to go so the new leader could make their mark before the next Scottish elections.
Other contenders being talked about are the interim leader Alex Rowley as well as the Glasgow MP and former deputy leader Anas Sarwar.
Equalities spokeswoman Monica Lennon may also be considering a bid for the top job amid criticism the race could become male dominated.
At a meeting of the party's National Executive Committee later the same day, a freshly-emboldened Corbyn said he wanted to postpone moves to put representatives from the Scottish and Welsh parties on the ruling body.
"Kezia has been a strong champion of co-operation in her role as a local MSP and as Scottish Labour leader".
Kezia walked away of her own volition saying that the best thing for the interests of the Labour Party is for her to pass the baton of leadership on, which is something that pretty much everyone apart from the bitter Anyone But Corbyn mob should be able to agree on.
In her resignation letter, Dugdale wrote: "I choose to stand down because I believe it is best for me and best for Scottish Labour, at a time when we can be positive and optimistic about our future".
The politician, who serves as a member of the Scottish Parliament representing the Lothian's constituency, succeeded Jim Murphy as Scottish Labour leader in 2015. She can point to her relentless campaigning for equality, her internal reforms which made the Scottish party more autonomous and a recent general election that saw Labour surpass expectations.
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The water is being released from the Addicks and Barker dams into Buffalo Bayou, the main body of water running through Houston. But officials acknowledge the grim reality that fatalities linked to Harvey could soar once the devastating floodwaters recede.
The news came after Corbyn had completed a tour of 18 Scottish constituencies where he staged rallies to big crowds, showing his popularity north of the border.
He thanked her for her contribution and for "rebuilding" the party in Scotland.
She had been booked as Scottish Labour leader to speak at this year's centenary Co-op Party conference in October.
Who could replace her? There will be no press conference and no off-the-record briefing in my name. But if she was wanting to stand down it's good she's doing it now to help us prepare for the next Scottish elections. This is wrong because Kezia's surprise resignation has taken everyone by surprise, even her opponents to the left of the Scottish Labour Party. I wish her every success and happiness in life.
"On behalf of the party, I wish her well".
Party chiefs will meet on Saturday September 9 to thrash out a timetable for the leadership race, but Unite, the most powerful union in the United Kingdom, has issued a statement insisting there is "no need to rush" now Rowley is in place.
While romance across the political divide clearly suited the two MSPs and should be something to celebrate in an era of political tribalism, in some recesses of the Labour Party a less than enlightened attitude prevails and there are those who have privately questioned the wisdom of the relationship.
Dugdale has been a vocal critic of UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in the past.
"I wish her well for the future, and she is staying in the party, which is great".
Hurricane Harvey continues to devastate Texas, with torrential rain and catastrophic flooding predicted to last several more days. "I'm not going to call out my celebrity friends - you guys already know what to do in terms of donating money".
A video submitted to WHSV by Patrick Flanagan, showing a timelapse of the eclipse over Silver Lake, can also be watched above. A five-year-old watching the Batavia's 2024 eclipse will be a sprightly 125 when it happens again - October 26, 2144.
Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said, "Obviously no one wants a government shutdown, but if [Senate Minority Leader] Charles E. Trump followed his wall tweet up with another threatening to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
It's the showcase for the next year in their mobile strategy, which usually involves two new devices to hopefully wow the crowd. Talking about the pricing aspect, the iPhone 8 is likely to be the most expensive iPhone ever.
He cited a recent survey in which 70 percent of consumers who don't shop at Whole Foods blamed pricing as the primary reason. Coleen Knight of Guilderland said she was "pleasantly surprised" by the price cuts at the store on Monday.
Teacher unions and some school officials oppose the credits, saying taxpayer money shouldn't be used to fund private schools. Bruce Rauner , who walked the floor of the House after the vote to thank lawmakers, said he will sign it.
Peter King, R-N.Y., said he'd support financial aid for Harvey even though Cruz voted against aid after Superstorm Sandy. The storm comes as Washington was gripped with a budget battle and little time to resolve differences.
The summer transfer window closes in just 3 days and clubs are will now go all out to their top one targets. Keita will have his medical in England on Monday, following his anticipated move next summer.
The stretch has pulled Miami - once 13 games below.500 - to within 4 1/2 games of the second wild card in the National League . His 17th homer in August tied him for the second-most in major league history in the month, behind Rudy York's 18 in 1937.
US Second-Quarter GDP Revised Up To 3% From Initial 2
For the year a whole, I am now predicting real GDP growth of 2.2 percent, with 2.8 percent growth for the current third quarter. Last quarter's rise was the slowest in more than two years and followed a 1.8 percent rate of increase in the first quarter.
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Arsenal reject £50m big for Sanchez
The 22-year-old England worldwide has featured in all three of City's opening games. Manchester City are determined to sign Sanchez before the transfer window closes.
Californians Rally Against White Supremacy in Berkeley
The " Rally Against Hate " drew thousands of people to city parks, along with the Berkeley college campus, at Sunday afternoon. This video shot by Reveal's Al Letson shows Joey Gibson being chased by the mob and pepper sprayed at the Berkeley protest.
Fitbit Launches New Smartwatch
Starbucks will take advantage of Ionic's NFC chip so you can pay for your pumpkin spice latte using just your watch. The new scale has a fresh design and a few other updates, but its core features remain largely the same.
Indian 'godman' Ram Rahim weeps in court, begs for clemency
A judge on Monday handed out the punishment to 50-year-old Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in Rohtak town in Haryana, a northern state. The conviction sparked violent protests by the guru's followers that left at least 38 people dead and hundreds injured.