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Kate Forbes announces bid for SNP leader


After much speculation, Kate Forbes has today become the third candidate to officially enter the race to replace Nicola Sturgeon. The Finance Secretary is currently on maternity leave until the beginning of April but has just released a slick video, setting out her stall to be First Minister.

There’s no mention of any specific policy but there’s plenty of familiar buzzwords for the party faithful: talk of ‘self-definition’, ‘unleashing’ Scotland’s potential and comparisons to wealthy Scandinavian countries.

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