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Labour name Holyrood candidate

LABOUR is the second party to name their local candidate for the forthcoming election to the Scottish Parliament on 5 May 2011.

Jamie Kerr, who lives in East Renfrewshire, has been a member of the Labour Party since student times.

A human rights lawyer with central belt law firm Drummond Miller LLP, Mr Kerr said he had served the party in a number of branches across Scotland.

“I am well placed to understand how the party works at different levels throughout the country. As someone who has campaigned in marginal constituencies, I have first-hand experience of key seat campaigning and am familiar with best practice,” he said.

Announcing his candidacy, Shetland Labour Party chairman Gordon Thomson said: “There has never been a better time to give the LibDems a run for their money.”

The only other candidate who has put forward his name is local MSP Tavish Scott for the Liberal Democrats.