Brown’s job on the line in Glasgow East by-election

By James Tapsfield

Published: 07/07/2008

Labour was fighting to get its Glasgow East by-election campaign back on track last night as party insiders admitted defeat would cost Gordon Brown his job.

With the contest getting into full swing, the party has yet to select a candidate after overwhelming favourite George Ryan pulled out at the last moment for family reasons.

The prime minister acted quickly to draft in a potential replacement yesterday, with Margaret Curran, currently a MSP in Glasgow, announcing she will stand.

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