First Minister to welcome the new Prime Minister to Scotland

First official meeting to take place tomorrow.

First Minister John Swinney will welcome new Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer to Scotland tomorrow.

Speaking ahead of the meeting, the First Minister said:

“I was really pleased to have the opportunity to speak to the Prime Minister on his first day in office and to congratulate him and wish him, and his family well.

“I look forward to welcoming the Prime Minister to Scotland where I hope to have constructive discussions with him on our shared priorities for the people of Scotland. This includes eradicating child poverty, growing the economy, prioritising net zero, and ensuring effective public services. 

“I welcome the Prime Minister’s commitment to forge a positive relationship between our governments and for our part, the Scottish Government is committed to working constructively with the UK Government to build a better Scotland.”


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