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The deliverer

LORD MACDONALD becomes the fourth New Labour Transport Cabinet Minister trailing a reputation as a 'deliverer', albeit one with no apparent interest in his new portfolio. Like his three predecessors - Gavin Strang, John Reid and Helen Liddell - Gus MacDonald is a mover and shaker in the Scottish Labour Party. However, his rise to high office could not have been more different.

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