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Vote Labour for radical powers in Scotland, say Murphy and Brown

Jim Murphy

Jim Murphy and Gordon Brown will pledge that a Labour government would radically extend Scotland’s powers over welfare, following speculation that Brown is to take a prominent role in his party’s general election campaign in the hope of repeating the success of his last-minute intervention in the independence referendum.

Labour and Lib Dems to hit joint total of 339 seats, study predicts

Houses Of Parliament

The Labour Party will narrowly win more seats than the Conservatives – and the Liberal Democrats will be saved from wipe out by the first-past-the-post system, according to a new electoral forecast by Prof Paul Whiteley at the University of Essex, co-director of the British Election Study from 2001 to 2012.