Ian Murray reaches final round of Labour deputy leader race

The name of Scotland's only Labour MP will be on the ballot paper.

Ian Murray wants to be Labour's new deputy leader.
Ian Murray wants to be Labour's new deputy leader.

Scotland’s only Labour MP has reached the final round in the contest to become the party’s deputy leader.

Ian Murray, who represents Edinburgh South, won enough nominations from party members across the UK.

He will now join Angela Rayner, Dawn Butler and Richard Burgon on the ballot paper.

Murray said: “I will continue to campaign in every corner of Britain over the coming days, because Labour must become a party for the entire country once again – all its nations and regions.

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“Having a Scot at the top of the party will send that important signal, as the path to a Labour government will always run through Scotland.”

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