Accountant stands as candidate in Scottish Parliament by-election

Pundits say Peter Murrell is running a close second in what is a traditional Tory seat, claiming Labour’s support has collapsed since their maverick win last summer because of unedifying political infighting in Edinburgh.

Murrel, a Chartered Accountant, began his campaign by visiting all the accountancy firms in the constituency.

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