Lib Dems elect new leader

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The Scottish Liberal Democrats have elected Willie Rennie as the party’s new leader in Scotland.

Rennie, the list MSP for Mid-Scotland and Fife, was elected unopposed following the resignation of Tavish Scott. Fife-born and bred, 43-year-old Rennie is the former MP for Dunfermline and West Fife, a seat he won in a by-election in 2006 and held until last year’s Westminster elections.

During his time in the UK Parliament, he was the Liberal Democrats’ spokesman on defence and was a member of the Commons Defence Select Committee.