New role for MSP
South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has been given an expanded brief under Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard’s recent reshuffle.
Mr Smyth has been appointed as Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity in the move.
He said: “I am delighted to have infrastructure added to my existing spokesperson responsibilities for transport and connectivity.
“This means leading for Labour on all issues relating to growth deals.
“Whether it is the need to fight for more investment in road, rail, buses and active travel, better broadband and mobile connectivity and support for the local economy, the issues in my role are the issues constituents locally raise on a daily basis.
“I fully intend to use my new post to fight for the south of Scotland.”