Former minister in Scottish independence Yes vote

A former Labour minister has declared support for a Yes vote in Scotland's independence referendum.

Huckfield: 'I want to support Yes campaign'

Former Labour minister Leslie Huckfield, who now lives in Auchterarder, Perthshire, said he 'wants to support the Yes campaign'

When I moved to Scotland in 2004 it became apparent that this is a country with a veritable passion for social justice.

The agenda in England represents the disintegration of many principles and policies to which Scots hold dearly.

I find worrying not only the coalition agenda under (David) Cameron and (Nick) Clegg but also that (Ed) Miliband and New Labour don't offer anything really different.

In short, I believe that an independent Scotland is an opportunity not only to free itself from Tories and a UK coalition agenda but also from the agenda of New Labour.

Former minister in Scottish independence Yes vote

A former Labour minister has declared support for a Yes vote in Scotland's independence referendum.

Former Labour minister supports Scottish independence Yes vote. Credit: PA

Leslie Huckfield, who served in James Callaghan's government in the 1970s, is urging Labour supporters to follow his lead and vote for independence on September 18. He said an independent Scotland offers an opportunity to implement the policies and causes that Labour has traditionally supported.

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