Mike MacKenzie MSP

Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Highlands and Islands

I am pleased to support Keith Brown as he has that rare quality of having ‘grace under fire’. No matter how tough things get Keith is matter of fact and unflappable and seems to have an unflagging appetite for work. I remember a couple of years ago sharing e.mails with him at 3am during a winter storm that caused transport chaos and resulted in power outrages across the Highlands and Islands. He efficiently resolved issues which involved the complex logistics of transporting generators in the middle of the night to restore power to island communities. I was deeply impressed with this as I am by his consistent and high level performance in Parliament. On top of all this he is a decent, caring and compassionate man whom I believe would make an excellent deputy leader for SNP.