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By-election role for Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown
Sarah Brown took to the stage at the Labour conference in Manchester

The prime minister's wife is to join Labour's campaign in the Glenrothes by-election this week, it has been revealed.

Sarah Brown will talk to voters in the Fife constituency ahead of the poll on 6 November.

She also plans to meet pensioners and young mothers during her day of campaigning in the town.

It comes a month after she took centre stage at the Labour conference to introduce her husband's keynote speech.

A spokesman for Scottish Labour confirmed that Mrs Brown intends to visit Glenrothes later in the week.

He said: "She will be coming at some point this week.

"She will be knocking on doors, meeting pensioners and also meeting young mums."

Prime Minister Gordon Brown last week confirmed in a letter to Labour MPs and peers that he intends to campaign in the constituency, which is next door to his own Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath seat.

Labour is defending a majority of 10,664 in a seat made vacant by the death of MP John MacDougall.

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