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By-election role for Sarah Brown

20 October 08 07:32 GMT

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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