SNP seek former Labour leader Wendy Alexander to boost economy

Wendy Alexander has been selected to help boost Scotland's economy. Picture: Danny Lawson-Pool/Getty Images
Wendy Alexander has been selected to help boost Scotland's economy. Picture: Danny Lawson-Pool/Getty Images
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SNP have sought out the help of a former leader of Scottish Labour with the economy.

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Wendy Alexander, who led Scottish Labour from 2007 to 2008, has been selected for a special group which has been given the task of helping developing Scotland’s economic output

The former MSP for Paisley North is one of individuals appointed to the Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board, where she will join others with experience in business, education and councils.

The panel is designed to ensure country is benefiting from the Scotland’s depth in businesses, innovators and entrepreneurs.

The Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board, which will meet for the first time on December 13,

Economy secretary Keith Brown said:: “We are rightly proud of our reputation as a nation of innovators. The support provided through this investment is greatly valued and it is important that it is properly co-ordinated, and focused on the needs of users.

“The members of the board have been chosen specifically for their expertise, both in their industrial and geographical areas.”

Ms Alexander will be joined by Liz Cameron from the Scottish Chambers of Commerce and Karen Betts of the Scottish Whisky Association, while it will be chaired by Nora Senior, a former chair of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce and President of the British Chambers of Commerce.

The board will meet for the first time on 13 December.