Falkirk PPC selected after long and controversial process

After a long and controversial process, Falkirk CLP have selected their candidate for the General Election – and it’s Karen Whitefield.

Karen Whitefield is a former MSP for Airdrie and Shotts, where she was Scottish Labour’s shadow Minister for Children in the Scottish Parliament. She served for 12 years as an MSP before losing her seat in 2011.

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Congratulations to Karen and commiserations to the other shortlisted candidates. The party will now be hoping to put the Falkirk selection behind it now that a candidate has been selected. But there’s still the small matter of that special conference in March…

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