Sarwar appoints ‘Campaign Cabinet’

Newly elected Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar has unveiled a ‘Campaign Cabinet’ to lead Scottish Labour into the forthcoming election, including both sitting MSPs and candidates standing in the upcoming election.

His leadership election opponent Monica Lennon is appointed to the key Economy and Fair Work role, while deputy leader Jackie Baillie takes on the critical Health and Social Care brief, and Daniel Johnson is promoted to Finance. Shadow Scottish Secretary Ian Murray will also attend.

Candidates Michael Marra and Pam Duncan-Glancy, neither of whom are currently sitting MSPs, have been appointed to the Education and Social Security roles respectively. A further seven candidates have been appointed to spokesperson roles.

The full list of appointees is as follows:

Scottish Labour Campaign Cabinet

LeaderAnas Sarwar MSP
Deputy Leader and Health, Social Care and EqualitiesJackie Baillie MSP
Economy and Fair WorkMonica Lennon MSP
FinanceDaniel Johnson MSP
Education and SkillsMichael Marra
Environment, Climate Change and Land ReformSarah Boyack MSP
JusticeNeil Bibby MSP
Communities, Local Government and HousingPauline McNeill MSP
Constitution, Europe and External AffairsColin Smyth MSP
Social SecurityPam Duncan-Glancy
CultureClaire Baker MSP
Rural Economy and TourismRhoda Grant MSP
Transport, Infrastructure and ConnectivityAlex Rowley MSP
Business Manager, Community Safety and Drugs PolicyJames Kelly MSP

Attending Campaign Cabinet

Shadow Secretary of State for ScotlandIan Murray MP
Chair of the SPLP + Business, Fair Work & SkillsMark Griffin MSP

Additional spokespeople

COP26 spokespersonClaudia Beamish MSP
Energy, Connectivity and the IslandsJohn Erskine
Children and Young PeopleMartin Whitfield
Further Education, Higher Education and SciencePaul O’Kane
Public Health and SportMonique McAdams
International DevelopmentKaty Clark
Trade, Innovation and Public FinancePaul Sweeney
Mental Health and Older PeopleCarol Mochan

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