Midlothian MP confirmed as SNP Chief Whip

Midlothian MP Owen Thompson has been confirmed as the SNP Chief Whip at Westminster on a permanent basis.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 10:39 am
Updated Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 10:39 am
Midlothian MP Owen Thompson (SNP).

Mr Thompson, who has had a role in the Whips office since his first election in 2015, took over as interim Chief Whip earlier this year. He said: “I am delighted to accept the position as SNP Chief Whip on a permanent basis. The role of the whip is crucial to ensure we work well together and achieve the best results for the people that elected us, so it is a real honour to be trusted with this task, particularly in these difficult times.

"Having done the job on an interim basis for a wee while now, I know what I’m letting myself in for, and I relish the opportunity and the challenges that come with the responsibility. It’s time to roll up my sleeves and get on with the job.”