Robertson had previously pledged to repay the value of the expenses on the property and donate any profit to charity. “In any election for party leader after Sturgeon, it is quite possible Robertson would lose. “Robertson has public admiration and career experience. In 2015, The Daily Telegraph reported that Robertson's second home expenses had included a television costing £1,119, a £400 home cinema system, £500 for a bed, £20 for a corkscrew and £2,324 for a sofa bed. ", On 13 October 2016, he was elected Depute Leader of the SNP, replacing Stewart Hosie. Offshore wind technicians who are tired of getting caught short on the high seas could soon be spared the discomfort and embarrassment thanks to a newly-developed, in-turbine toilet. The Scottish Government cannot legally provide any more financial support to the struggling BiFab yards, Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop has said. A graduate of the University of Aberdeen, Robertson previously worked as a journalist. Alex Bell said there was a plan for former MP Angus Robertson to succeed the First Minister. ONE of Nicola Sturgeon’s oldest pals is being lined up to replace her as SNP leader, a former Scottish Government adviser has claimed. Mr Bell added: “This row was part of one of many splits in the party. , Robertson was born in Wimbledon, London, to a Scottish father, Struan, who was an engineer, and a German mother, Anna, who was a nurse. Post moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. SNP chief Angus Robertson ‘proud’ his party is the ‘gayest’ in Westminster as it has most gay and lesbian MPs. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she was delighted for the Moray MP and former SNP adviser. Robertson received 52.5% of the votes, defeating Tommy Sheppard (25.5%), Alyn Smith (18.6%) and Chris McEleny (3.3%) in the election. All have signed on to a joint declaration, which reads: “There are many excellent candidates in front of us but we ask that you re-select Marco Biagi, so we can unite, re-elect him and win an independence majority. Those ads you do see are predominantly from local businesses promoting local services. The 50 include two current councillors, Alison Dickie and Denis Dixon, and 20 recent branch officeholders. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? “There is huge anger in the SNP at the cabal who ran the party for the last 20 years. ONE of Nicola Sturgeon’s oldest pals is being lined up to replace her as SNP leader, a former Scottish Government adviser has claimed. Apart from Argyle & Bute, where there is a delay, ballots are due to be issued electronically and by post in all SNP candidate selections tomorrow for return by November 6. Angus Robertson is a Managing Director of Progress Scotland. "Looking like an avuncular Tom Hanks, plump in his wing-back chair, he said we will be independent by 2026. Readers’ comments: You are personally liable for the content of any comments you upload to this website, so please act responsibly. ... the former SNP deputy leader Angus Robertson, who is close to Ms Sturgeon. “Wilson’s defence of Angus Robertson, also bidding to stand in Edinburgh Central, is based on the plan that the former MP become the next party boss. Sturgeon ally being lined up as 'next party boss'. As a subscriber, you are shown 80% less display advertising when reading our articles. Robertson resigned as SNP Depute Leader in February 2018, before launching the pro-independence think tank Progress Scotland in 2019, alongside Mark Diffley. The seat was won by then Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson in 2016 by just 610 votes, and her move to the Lords next May has made the seat a prime SNP target. Like Ms Cherry’s comments this week, he highlighted an interview that one of Ms Sturgeon’s other old friends gave to the Herald on Sunday. If you are dissatisfied with the response provided you can contact IPSO here. Mr Robertson’s main rival for the seat now is former Edinburgh Central MSP Marco Biagi. The couple exchanged vows during a small ceremony in Edinburgh yesterday. In September 2015, he was appointed to the Privy Council and as a member of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament.  He resigned in February 2018. The couple exchanged vows during a small ceremony in Edinburgh yesterday. Mr Robertson, who wore a grey suit and white tie, posted a photo of the occasion online. SNP MP Joanna Cherry says 'outside interference' cost her MSP selection race with Angus Robertson. , Robertson's main political interests are Scottish independence, international and European affairs, defence, sustainable development and youth issues. The SNP leader added: “I wish them every happiness.”. Mr Bell, who was a special adviser to Alex Salmond when he was First Minister, makes the claims in his column in the Courier newspaper. After university he embarked on a journalistic career, and worked as a foreign and diplomatic correspondent in Central Europe for the BBC World Service, and then for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF. © Aberdeen Journals Ltd 2020. Earlier this week she said her bid had been hobbled by “outside interference”. , In August 2016, he was awarded the Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold for Services to the Austrian Republic. At a time of renewed interest and heightened activity in the offshore wind sector developers are seeking technological innovation from the supply chain to assist in their efforts to maximise efficiency and minimise cost. In response, Ms Cherry had accused him of taking people “for fools”, and insisted she had not simply fought and lost a fair fight. For as little as £5.99 a month you can access all of our content, including Premium articles. During his first parliamentary session, Robertson was Scotland's youngest MP and was rated Scotland's "hardest working MP" according to statistics from the House of Commons. BP is nearing the sale of its London headquarters to a firm controlled by Thomas Lau, brother of Hong Kong property billionaire Joseph Lau. He served as … SNP Westminster Leader Angus Robertson has married his partner Jennifer Dempsie. The rank and file are losing trust that the cabal knows best. He was educated at Broughton High School, Edinburgh and the University of Aberdeen, where he graduated in 1991 with an MA Honours degree in politics and international relations. He serves on the Advisory Council of the Scottish Policy Foundation and is a member of the UK Privy Council. 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