Tuesday, 10 February 2009

A minor shuffle...

So I got that a bit wrong eh?

Alex Neil becomes new Minister for Housing and Communities.
Mike Russell moves up a step to become Minister for Culture (and a wee bit more).
Roseanna Cunningham becomes Minister for Environment, replacing Mike Russell.
Keith Brown to take over as Minister for Schools and Skills.

Which means movement to the backbenches for Stewart Maxwell, Linda Fabiani and Maureen Watt.

I guess to all intents and purposes a minor reshuffle. Some strength coming in in Alex Neil and Roseanna Cunningham - combative politicians both, and neither exactly bosom buddies with the First Minister. Keith Brown probably got the nod as a move up from his Chairing the Standards Committee.

Guess we'll see the new committee make up shortly too.

Interesting stuff though.


Holyrood Patter 10 February 2009 at 12:02  

people often forget that due to the comparative power and size of holyrood committees, that a reshuffle does take them in aswell

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