Candidate for Depute Leader of the SNP Keith Brown has called for SNP selection rules to be changed to allow all of the recently joined members a say in the selection of candidates for next year’s UK General Election.
Mr Brown said:
"For good reasons the SNP rules say that you have to have been a member for at least 13 months before you get a say in who represents the party as candidates but we’ve got exceptional circumstances here and there should be an exception made.
One of the SNP's brightest young stars has backed the bid by Keith Brown MSP to be Depute Leader of the SNP. Humza Yousaf MSP, Minister for External Affairs and International Development, introduced Brown to Glasgow Yes activists at an event at the weekend and called for the party to support "an outstanding Scottish Government Minister and excellent Parliamentarian".
Mr Yousaf, the youngest Minister in the SNP Scottish Government said:
MSP has support of members, councillors and parliamentarians
Minister for Transport and Veterans, Keith Brown, has declared his candidacy for the deputy leadership of the Scottish National Party.
The Clackmannanshire and Dunblane MSP was first elected to Holyrood in 2007, having served as leader of Clackmannanshire Council from 1999-2003.
Keith Brown said:
“Today I am asking members of the SNP to support my bid to become Deputy Leader of our Party.