6 May 2024

SNP chooses new leader but is it time for an election in Scotland?

John Swinney has been confirmed as the SNP leader – as the only candidate to replace Humza Yousaf – taking the job for the second time. He has promised a “new chapter” for the party.

This means this week the Scottish Parliament is likely to elect him as First Minister, but now the power-sharing agreement with the Greens is over, he’ll be leading a minority government, and getting the job may turn out to be the easy part.