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Labour choose Willie Young as Aberdeen by-election candidate

Willie Young
Willie Young was chosen by Labour after a party meeting

City councillor Willie Young has been selected as Labour's candidate to fight the Aberdeen Donside by-election following the death of MSP Brian Adam.

SNP member Mr Adam died last month, aged 64, after a battle with cancer.

Mr Young, the local authority's finance convenor, was chosen at a local party meeting.

The 52-year-old is the first candidate to be selected for the by-election, which it has been announced will be held on Thursday 20 June.

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