Johann Lamont, the new Scottish Labour Leader, today unveiled the first appointments to her shadow cabinet. Over the coming weeks, additional appointments from outside the world of politics will be made to bring specialist advice in their areas of expertise to shadow cabinet discussions.
The shadow cabinet will meet for the first time today (Monday) in Glasgow.
Johann Lamont, Scottish Labour Party Leader, said:
“My Shadow Cabinet will be inclusive, bringing together experienced former ministers and newer voices to speak on the important issues for Scotland.
“Our job will not just be to hold the Scottish Government to account, but to show our party's ambition again.
"Together we must set out and convince the people of Scotland of Labour’s vision for our country.
“Ours is a positive vision for a prosperous Scotland that can pay its own way, a wealth-creating Scotland that uses its wealth to build a fairer country, a Scotland determined that not one person’s talent is wasted, a Scotland that challenges all Scots to be all that they can be, and which creates the conditions in which we can reach our aspirations.
“My Shadow Cabinet will comprise elected politicians and also experts in their fields from all walks of life to advise, share experience and help shape the future of our country. I will make more appointments in the coming weeks and months.