Woman to chair SNP

The Herald on Sunday - - THE WEEK -

THE SNP has ap­pointed a woman to chair the party for the first time. For­mer MP Kirsten Oswald takes on the busi­ness con­vener role, suc­ceed­ing Derek Mackay MSP, af­ter be­ing nom­i­nated by Nicola Stur­geon.

She will now be re­spon­si­ble for over­see­ing op­er­a­tional party mat­ters and chair­ing the Na­tional Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee and Na­tional Con­fer­ence.

Oswald said: “I am thrilled and hon­oured to be ap­pointed busi­ness con­vener for the SNP.

“The SNP’s vi­sion of hope and am­bi­tion – and our ac­tions in gov­ern­ment mak­ing Scot­land fairer and ready to join Europe’s suc­cess­ful small, in­de­pen­dent coun­tries – is in stark con­trast to the in­ward-look­ing doom and chaos of West­min­ster.”

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