Jamie Hepburn MSP
I will be backing my colleague Keith Brown for the role, as I know that he has all of the attributes required to be an outstanding deputy to Nicola Sturgeon. Both have worked closely together as members of the Scottish Government, with Keith having been a Minister under Nicola. I am sure he could bring that experience to bear in the role of Depute Leader of the party.
Keith is a popular and well-liked member of the parliamentary group, and in the wider SNP, but he would also be an excellent Deputy for the public too, with his extensive professional and political background. That is why I will be supporting him in this contest.