Neil Gray

Strathalmond

Keith is the right person for the job because he has all the qualities we need to help Nicola take our party forward, and our country to independence.

Keith is sure footed, calm under pressure, an efficient administrator, politically astute and is an effective communicator.

I have had the pleasure of knowing Keith for a number of years and I know he also has the personal touch we need to embrace the tens of thousands of new members we have welcomed to our movement in recent weeks.

I also believe that by appointing Keith Brown as Depute Leader we send a message that Holyrood should be the primary legislative body for Scotland, and gives us a clear line of leadership.