Jo Swinson new Deputy Leader of Scottish Liberal Democrats

Jo Swinson MP with new Bearsden South Councillor Ashay Ghai

Jo Swinson MP has been announced as the new Deputy Leader of the Scottish Lib Dems. Michael Moore MP, now Secretary of State for Scotland, is stepping down after seven years as Deputy Leader.

The Scottish Liberal Democrats website quotes Jo:

After just four months in opposition, Labour has gone back to the cheap tricks and opportunism of the 1980s.

In office, Labour ran up £23,000 of debt for every man, woman and child in Scotland.

Labour caused the rising unemployment that we have inherited.

Labour raised the deficit, Labour cost jobs and Labour ducks the blame.

I intend to work with Tavish, Michael and all of our colleagues to contrast Labour hypocrisy with Liberal Democrat achievements.

Michael Moore said:

It has been a great privilege to serve as Deputy Leader for the last seven years, and I am delighted to hand over now to Jo.

Jo is our second female Deputy Leader and I know she will do an outstanding job. She has the energy, determination and razor-sharp campaigning skills that we need to highlight the things that we need to highlight the things that our party is achieving for Scotland.

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Tavish Scott MSP added:

I’m delighted to have Jo as my deputy as we campaign for more jobs, reformed public services and better education.

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