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Lady Scotland vies to be next Commonwealth secretary general


Former Labour attorney general’s candidacy has been supported by Dominica, the island of her birth, sparking a fierce inter-Caribbean rivalry

Patricia Scotland, the attorney general under the last Labour government, has emerged as a frontrunner in the race to become the Commonwealth’s next secretary general.

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Lady Scotland’s candidacy, supported by the island of Dominica where she was born, has provoked fierce inter-Caribbean rivalry and comments about her Catholic faith. The UK has not formally endorsed any candidate.

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