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SCOTTISH parties are battling to boost turnout less than a fortnight before polls open in the crucial Rutherglen and Hamilton West by-election.
Postal ballots have now begun to drop through letterboxes in the Lanarkshire constituency, which had flipped between Labour and the SNP at the last three elections.
SNP candidate Katy Loudon has said voters in the seat will have the chance to “demand the cost-of-living support they deserve.”
She added: “The two Westminster parties are aligned on Brexit, sky-high tuition fees, austerity and tax plans.
“Asking people to vote for you when the only thing you have to offer is the Tory status quo is quite frankly an insult.”
Labour shadow Scottish secretary Ian Murray said: “Today, postal votes are passing through letterboxes across Rutherglen and Hamilton West.
“After years of being failed and left without proper representation, this is a chance for a fresh start and proper representation with Scottish Labour’s Michael Shanks.
“By voting for change with Scottish Labour, the people of Rutherglen and Hamilton West can put both of our failing governments — SNP and Tory — on notice.”
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