James Kelly MSP

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20 YEARS SINCE LABOUR’S 1997 ELECTION VICTORY

This is me 20 years ago today outside the Burnhill Sports Centre in Rutherglen which was one of the local polling stations in the 1997 election. I was the Labour agent in Rutherglen for our candidate and long serving MP Tommy McAvoy. It brings back great memories from a great day. That day heralded the return of a Labour government that achieved so much including the minimum wage, a Scottish Parliament and peace in Northern Ireland. 20 years on the values that were important to me then of fairness, justice and equality still burn as brightly as ever.

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