The Scotsman cartoon: Sarah Boyack to stand

Illustration: Iain Green

Illustration: Iain Green

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SARAH BOYACK has become the first candidate to officially announce her intention to run for Scottish Labour leader.

The former Environment minister, who served in previous Labour-led executives in Edinburgh, believes she has the backing of colleagues in both Edinburgh and London.

This comes one day after Gordon Brown and Anas Sarwar made clear their intentions not to run.

Jim Murphy remains the favourite to succeed Johann Lamont and is expected to make his candidacy official in due course.

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