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18 Sep 2023

Rutherglen by-election: First under new ID rules

Scotland Correspondent

By-elections can provide a useful snapshot – but they don’t always point to a wider political picture.

However – an electoral battle playing out in Scotland could challenge that.

Labour says it’s throwing everything at winning back Rutherglen and Hamilton West from the SNP.

And ahead of the next general election, a convincing victory could be vital for a party looking to reclaim its former heartlands.