/Humza Yousaf wins SNP leadership
Humza Yousaf wins SNP leadership

Humza Yousaf wins SNP leadership

SNP Leadership announced – the new leader becomes First Minister

Humza Yousaf wins SNP Leadership contest.

New SNP leader Humza Yousaf says he is a proud Scot and “the luckiest man in the world” to take the helm of a party he supported all thourhgout political life.

Mr Yousaf seen as the “continuity candidate” throughout the campaign.  A strong position given Nicola Sturgeon’s enduring popularity with SNP members.

Nicola Sturgeon’s successor as SNP leader and Scottish first minister announced this afternoon following a fiery five-week contest.

It was a three-way battle between Humza Yousaf, Kate Forbes and Ash Regan.

The new first minister chosen on Tuesday, when a vote takes place in the Scottish Parliament.

It is said that the new leader will have a big job on their hands.

First – to run the devolved Scottish government.

Second – to try and find a way forward for the independence cause that’s at the heart of the SNP’s identity.

Third – to attempt to find a way to keep all factions of the party happy.


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