Gilmore backs party hopeful

Edinburgh East Labour MP Sheila Gilmore has backed Ken Macintosh in Labour’s contest for a new Scottish party leader.

She said she was supporting the Eastwood MSP despite nominating rival Tom Harris for the post.

Ms Gilmore said: “I nominated Tom Harris because I wanted a wide field to contest the leadership but Ken has shown over the course of the campaign that he is the candidate with the broadest appeal.”

Voting closes tomorrow.