Roxburgh and Berwickshire MSP John Lamont was appointed Convenor of Holyrood’s influential Justice Committee last week.
In doing so, Mr Lamont is only the ninth Conservative MSP to become a committee convenor since devolution in 1999. He was appointed to the Committee last Thursday after a unanimous motion by MSPs in the Scottish Parliament.
Commenting after his appointment, Mr Lamont said: “I am honoured to have been elected as the Convenor of the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee. The committee does a great deal of important work on a wide variety of laws that affect life in the Borders and across Scotland. As a former solicitor and my party’s justice spokesman, I have a keen interest in ensuring that our justice system works as effectively and fairly as possible.”