Woman to chair SNP
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.”