SNP appoints Westminster rural spokesman

Berwickshire MP Calum Kerr has been appointed Scottish National Party Westminster spokesman for environment and rural affairs.

Mr Kerr was newly elected as an MP to the House of Commons in this month’s general election by a majority of 328 votes.

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A history graduate from St Andrews University, before becoming an MP he worked for a global telecommunications company.

Mr Kerr said he was “delighted” with his new role.

Agriculture is a devolved issue and the Scottish government rather than Westminster is responsible for farming policy north of the border.

Scottish government rural affairs secretary Richard Lochhead – who is SNP MSP for Moray – said he looked forward to working with Mr Kerr.

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