Scottish Labour name new candidates

Barrie Cunning.
Barrie Cunning.

The Scottish Labour party has announced Barrie Cunning has been selected to stand as the Scottish Labour Parliamentary candidate for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire.

In his acceptance speech he said: “I know the scale of the challenge we face is substantial but Scotland now more than ever needs a strong Labour voice and I intend to make sure that voice is heard across this region.

“In today’s climate of SNP led austerity which has left councils having to find unnecessary savings, it is important to remember that this was the party who said they were the only party in Scotland who could stop further Tory austerity cuts and only last week they were standing shoulder to shoulder with the Tories.”

Fiona Dugdale was selected as Scottish Labour parliamentary candidate for Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale.