Local MP Joanna Cherry was named the SNP’s Justice and Home Affairs spokesperson yesterday by SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson.
Speaking of her selection Ms Cherry said:
I’m absolutely delighted to have been appointed as Justice and Home Affairs spokesperson.
Now more than ever it is imperative that Scotland’s voice is heard in Westminster. This includes robustly opposing any attempt by the UK Government to repeal the Human Rights Act or to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights.
The SNP also appointed former leader Alex Salmond as Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Stewart Hosie as economy spokesperson, Dr Eilidh Whiteford as works and pensions spokesperson. They added that further announcements will be made in the coming days.
This follows the announcement that the SNP would likely chair two House of Commons committees as it is parliamentary convention that the third largest party in Westminster chairs a selection of committees.