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McKEENA RULES OUT STANDING FOR SCOTTISH ASSEMBLY

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Two more Labour MPs have pledged to stay at Westminster rather than stand for the Scottish parliament, reports The ...
Two more Labour MPs have pledged to stay at Westminster rather than stand for the Scottish parliament, reports The Herald (p6).

As expected, defence secretary George Robertson cited the seniority of his position and the current review of the armed force as a reason for staying put, but Cumbernauld and Kilsyth MP Rosemary McKenna's decision not to stand is a surprise, reports the paper.

As a former president of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, and a long-time advocate of devolution, many, reports the Herald, expected her to move to Edinburgh.

McKenna said she saw herself as 'a friend of the Scottish parliament at Westminster in years to come'.
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