Election 2015 Scotland

Election 2015: Jim McGovern will not seek re-election

Jim McGovern

Labour is looking for a new candidate to fight the Dundee West seat in the general election after Jim McGovern announced he will not be standing for re-election.

Mr McGovern, who had held the seat for 10 years, has decided not to seek a third term due to ill health.

It comes less than a week before the deadline for candidates to register.

Stewart Hosie, the SNP MP for Dundee, sent his best wishes to Mr McGovern, and wished him a speedy recovery.