BITTER Johann Lamont snubbed Jim Murphy in the leadership contest after she voted for his main rivals.

Lamont was revealed to have given Neil Findlay and Sarah Boyack her first and second preferences, but declined to back Murphy at all.

She also voted for left-winger Katy Clark in the deputy contest, over eventual winner Kezia Dugdale MSP, whom she had groomed and appointed to her shadow cabinet.

The Glasgow Pollok MSP quit as Scottish Labour leader after becoming convinced there was a plot to undermine her.

When she resigned she hit out at ''dinosaurs'' among Westminster Labour MPs who had not realised Scotland had changed. And she said that Labour in Scotland had been trated as a ''branch office'' by the party in London.

Her allies believed friends of Murphy were agitating on his behalf and had used Better Together, the pro-Union campaign vehicle, to promote the MP.

Yesterday's result revealed Murphy won overwhelming support in the parliamentarian section of the party's electoral college. Around 70% of MSPs, MP and MEPs backed him.

However, an earlier decision by Scottish Labour meant that an individual breakdown of each parliamentarian's vote was also published yesterday.

Findlay's camp believe the decision favoured Murphy, as it may have applied subtle pressure on colleagues to support the frontrunner.

Nine MSPs backed Findlay: Lamont; Jayne Baxter; Patricia Ferguson; Hugh Henry; Cara Hilton; Elaine Murray; Alex Rowley; Drew Smith; and Elaine Smith. Six MPs also backed the left-winger: Katy Clark; Michael Connarty; Ian Davidson; Cathy Jamieson; Graeme Morrice; and Jim Sheridan.

Three MPs backed Boyack - Sandra Osborne, Mark Lazarowicz and Sheila Gilmore - as did six MSPs. These were: Malcolm Chisholm; Claudia Beamish; Rhoda Grant; Lewis Macdonald; Margaret McDougall; and David Stewart.

A number of party big-hitters backed Murphy, including former prime minister Gordon Brown, interim Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar, former chancellor Alistair Darling and Margaret Curran. The party's MEPs, David Martin and Catherine Stihler, both voted for Murphy.

Although Scottish Labour published the breakdown of parliamentarian votes, the party has yet to give turnout figures for each affiliated trade union that balloted its members.

However, one insider said the overall turnout for trade union political levy payers could be less than 10%.

Turnout figures for party members have also not been released.

SNP MSP Bill Kidd said yesterday: "Johann was very loyal to the Labour Party and she has given a lot of time to the party. She left as she believed the UK organisation was not taking her or Scottish Labour seriously.

"Having a new leader who is not even in the Scottish Parliament is totally against the sort of change she was calling for."