Jenny Marra MSP : Appointment as Shadow Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs.

20 December 2011

Jenny Marra MSP has expressed delight at her appointment as Shadow Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs.

Commenting on the news that Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont has invited Ms Marra to join her front bench, she said,

"I am extremely honoured to accept this position.

"I look forward to working with colleagues and stakeholders to help deliver a justice system that meets the challenges of 21st century Scotland."

Johann Lamont, Scottish Labour Leader, said,

"I want my frontbench team to be inclusive, mixing experience with new talent.

"Scottish Labour has an excellent set of newly-elected MSPs and I am very pleased to have appointed eight of them to frontbench roles.

"Together over the coming months we will be working hard to change Scottish Labour so that we don't just hold the SNP to account, but begin to set out our ambitions for all the people of Scotland.

"I will be making further shadow cabinet appointments from outside the world of politics in the new year."

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