Tricia Marwick is new Presiding Officer

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by Rona Mackay

Convener Gil Paterson today congratulated Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Tricia Marwick on her election as Presiding Officer.

Speaking after the election of Ms Marwick and the Deputy Presiding Officers, Mr Paterson said: “I congratulate Tricia Marwick on her election as the Scottish Parliament’s Presiding Officer and in setting another first for this parliament as the first woman to be elected to that role. “Ms Marwick won support from members across the chamber reflecting her track record on the Corporate Body and her work on the Scotland Bill in the previous Parliament and we wish her well.

“I also offer our congratulations to Elaine Smith and John Scott as the Parliament’s new Deputy Presiding Officers and am sure the whole parliament looks forward to working with them.”