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ANGUS ROBERTSON CONFIRMED AS WESTMINSTER LEADER

12/05/2015  

Angus Robertson MP has been re-selected as the Westminster leader for the SNP’s group of 56 MPs today.
 
Mr Robertson has been the SNP Group Leader at Westminster since 2007, and his appointment today was supported by SNP Depute Stewart Hosie MP and former SNP Leader and First Minister Alex Salmond MP.
 
Other appointments included Stewart Hosie as Deputy Group Leader, Eilidh Whiteford as Group Secretary and Pete Wishart and Kirsten Oswald as Members of the Group Executive. 
 
The group held its first meeting today in the Grand Committee Room in Westminster Hall. It was confirmed yesterday that the SNP will have official third party status in the House of Commons.  
 
Speaking following the election, Angus Robertson said:
 
“I’m absolutely delighted to be re-appointed as Group Leader for this new, record-breaking group of SNP MPs. It is a real honour to continue in this job during such an exciting time.
 
“I am grateful today to have the support of my new colleagues, in addition to our party depute Stewart Hosie MP and Former SNP leader and First Minister, Alex Salmond MP.
 
“We have been announced as Westminster’s third largest party- meaning we are better placed to hold the UK government to account. Our MPs are committed to making Scotland’s voice heard at every opportunity. Our MPs will continue to oppose the renewal of Trident, the Tory’s unfair and punishing austerity agenda and we will press for new powers for Scotland.  

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