Cllr. Brian Collins

SNP Group Leader Dumfries & Galloway Council

I have been Chairman of the Southwest Scotland Regional Transport Partnership (Swestrans) for 7 years, during which time I saw Keith take on the role of Transport Minister under the most difficult circumstances possible. I also had the opportunity to work with Keith as Transport Minister on a number of strategic transport issues. In my view Keith's ability to take on a difficult job in difficult times and excel in it demonstrates he has the ability and character we need for the next Depute Leader of the Party.