Jimmy Wray MPScottish Labour has paid tribute to former MP Jimmy Wray, who passed away on Saturday morning after a long illness.

He was 75.

Jimmy served as the MP for Glasgow Provan and Glasgow Baillieston for 18 years. He stepped down in 2005 after a spell of ill health. He is survived by his four children.

Johann Lamont, Scottish Labour Leader, said:

“I remember Jimmy fondly for his personal kindness and generosity but most of all for his love of the Labour Party, which he served with distinction for a great many years.

“Even after he stepped as an MP, he continued to support the party in any way he could.

“Jimmy was a formidable man, growing up in the Gorbals and known to be a good boxer. He never forgot his roots and used his experience to fight hard for those who needed someone to speak up for them.”

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