NEWLY elected MSP for Shetland, Beatrice Wishart, has been appointed education spokesperson for the Scottish Liberal Democrats.
She has also joined to the parliament’s education committee.
Wishart said she was delighted to be taking on the role. “From my work on Shetland Islands Council’s education committee I know how important it is that everyone has a chance to get a great education,” she said.
“Getting a high quality education helps people meet their full potential in life.
“The first minister said that education would be at heart of her agenda but Scotland’s teachers are overworked and dealing with more and more super-sized classes.
“Where young people are being let down I will hold the SNP to account while pressing for a liberal agenda that ensures everyone gets the education and support they need to get on in life.”
Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie added: “Beatrice Wishart is a diligent and hardworking campaigner and she will do an excellent job building on the work Scottish Liberal Democrats have done to scrutinise the SNP’s failing education agenda.
“This Scottish Liberal Democrat team is bursting with talented people who have contributed a huge amount to the communities they serve, from councillors to campaigners, and bring a wealth of experience to the team.”
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