Scotland politics

Labour MSP Helen Eadie treated for cancer.

Helen Eadie
Image caption Helen Eadie has been an MSP since the Scottish Parliament was established in 1999

Labour MSP Helen Eadie is being treated for cancer, it has emerged.

The Cowdenbeath MSP is in a hospice at Queen Margaret Hospital, in Dunfermline, following her diagnosis at the end of last month.

The 66-year-old has been a member for the Scottish Parliament since its inception in 1999.

Mrs Eadie had recently played a part in Labour's successful by-election campaign to win the parliamentary seat of Dunfermline.

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