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THE LABOUR TEAM'S LINKS WITH SCOTTISH TELEVISION.

DAVID WHITTON

THE former STV Parliamentary reporter is one of Scottish Secretary Donald Dewar's special advisers.

He was brought in a few months ago to beef up the Scottish Office's media team after a series of PR disasters.

Whitton worked for the Daily Record before he joined STV.

He moved into public affairs and was working for PR-company Media House when he was approached to join Dewar earlier this year.

LORRAINE DAVIDSON

LABOUR'S new media chief in Scotland only joined a couple of weeks ago when another former STV journalist Paul McKinney unexpectedly quit.

Like Whitton, she was STV's Westminster correspondent but left Scottish at the end of last year to join the BBC's political unit.

Her partner is South Lanarkshire council leader Tom McCabe, who was recently confirmed as a prospective Labour candidate for the Scottish Parliament.

PAUL McKINNEY

THE former STV producer was a high flyer on the TV station before joining Labour as their media chief earlier this year.

He had worked with Gordon Brown in the 1992 election and was seen as a key appointment in Scotland, but after little more than a month, he left the high-profile Labour position.

His departure left Labour in crisis. McKinney is expected to return to television in the near future.
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