04 January 2006

Labour selections

Following on from my look at SNP selections, here's the news from Labour (I originally typed 'the Labour camp' but decided to change it):

Gordon Jackson has been re-selected, albeit grudgingly. James Kelly will be the Party's candidate to replace Janis Hughes in Glasgow Rutherglen.

There are reports that David Stewart, the former MP for Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, is considering standing for Holyrood, either for the same constituency or on the Highlands and Islands List, in which case the best he can realistically hope for is third place, behind Labour's two sitting List MSPs in the region.

In Edinburgh, Council Leader Donald Anderson is the likely candidate to attempt to win back Edinburgh South from the LibDems, while Council heavyweight Sheila Gilmore is tipped to fight in Edinburgh Pentlands.

David Whitton, a key ally of the late Donald Dewar, has been selected to fight Strathkelvin and Bearsden, currently represented by Independent MSP Jean Turner, who may yet seek re-election in 2007.

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