Angus Roberston stands down as Depute Leader of SNP, Edinburgh, 3 February 2018Add to Lightbox Download
Angus Robertson has today (Saturday) indicated his intention to stand down as Depute Leader of the Scottish National Party, a position he has held since 2016.
In a letter to First Minister and SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon, Mr Robertson said it was time for him to pursue new career opportunities, adding that he had been “tremendously honoured” to serve as her deputy.
In her reply, the First Minister said he could be “very proud” of the part he has played in the SNP’s successes over the last decade.
The First Minister paid tribute to Mr Robertson at a meeting of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) in Glasgow, and the party's National Secretary will set out the arrangements and timescale for electing a new Depute Leader in due course.
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