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Kerr in warning to party.

SCOTTISH Labour leadership contender Andy Kerr has warned his party are in danger of becoming a "political irrelevance".

The former health minister said they could only survive by coming up with bold ideas to take the country forward.

Kerr said: "The seismic plates of Scottish politics have shifted...and the Labour Party must decide whether they are going to make a similar shift or fall between the cracks.

"The Scottish Tories were once a powerful force in Scottish politics but they failed to change as Scotland changed and, as a result, they became a political irrelevance."

Meanwhile, fellow leadership contender Iain Gray promised scholarships to encourage students to take degrees that would fill Scotland's skills shortages.

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