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davidcairnsScottish Labour MP David Cairns has died of acute pancreatitis.

Mr Cairns, 44, passed away in hospital at 11pm on Monday night, having spent eight weeks in intensive care. He was MP for Inverclyde and a former Scotland Office minister.

Paying tribute to the late MP, Labour leader David Miliband said: “David will be missed beyond measure as a former minister, as an MP, as a friend and a colleague by many people and my heart especially goes out to his partner Dermot and his family in Scotland. David was an immensely talented Member of Parliament who campaigned diligently on behalf of his constituents in Greenock and Inverclyde.”


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