Friday, 24 September 2010

Jo Swinson is new deputy leader of Scottish Liberal Democrats

Jo Swinson, MP for East Dunbartonshire, has been announced as the new deputy leader of the Scottish party after the resignation of Michael Moore. Michael stepped down after seven years in the role, citing his increased workload since taking over as Secretary of State for Scotland.

Jo took on the role unchallenged and is the first female deputy leader since Ray Michie.

Jo was a popular choice for deputy leader of the parliamentary party in the Commons, but decided not to put herself forward as a candidate. I am, however, absolutely delighted that she has taken over from Michael and I am sure her personal dynamism and straightforward honesty will help take the party forward in Scotland.

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