Stewart Maxwell MSP
I am pleased to put my support behind Keith Brown MSP for the role of depute leader of the SNP. As a former Royal Marine, Leader of Clackmannanshire Council and Scottish Government Minister, Keith has both the ability and the extensive experience required to be a successful depute leader. He has already provided strong leadership with complex ministerial portfolios and over the past 2 years he has built up a crucial working relationship with Nicola Sturgeon as a part of her Ministerial Team. We are moving into exciting and challenging times and I am confident that Keith Brown has the proven track record to deliver success for the SNP as we continue to move towards independence.