Paul Wheelhouse gets new ministerial post

South of Scotland MSP Paul Wheelhouse has a new job within the Scottish Government following the new First Minister’s cabinet reshuffle.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 25th November 2014, 4:31 pm
New role: Paul Wheelhouse
New role: Paul Wheelhouse

Ayton based Mr Wheelhouse was previously minister for environment, climate change and land reform.

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That role has been taken by Aileen McLeod, one of a number of female MSPs promoted by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, to make the cabinet gender split 50-50.

Mr Wheelhouse has been given the role of minister for community safety and legal affairs, under the new secretary for justice, Michael Matheson, after Kenny McAskill was replaced in the reshuffle.