Ed Miliband to have say on Alistair Darling seat

THE fate of Alistair Darling’s Edinburgh South-West seat could be decided today by a Labour Party panel chaired by UK leader Ed Miliband.

Ed Milliband is set to have a say on Alistair Darling's seat. Picture: John Devlin
Ed Milliband is set to have a say on Alistair Darling's seat. Picture: John Devlin

A replacement must be found for the former chancellor following his decision to step down at next year’s general election.

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The party had said no move would be made until a new Scottish Labour leader was elected next month.

But reports claim a panel led by Mr Miliband is now set to decide whether or not to require an all-women shortlist when choosing a new candidate for the seat.