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Tory MSP Donald Cameron quits Holyrood to take up peerage and Scotland Office job



It is understood that he will replace Malcolm Offord as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Scotland, with the businessman set to move over to the Department of Business and Trade full-time.  

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As Lord Cameron was a list MSP there will be no by-election with the vacancy being filled by one of the other candidates on the Conservative Highland and Islands list at the 2021 election.

Mr Jack said: “I welcome Donald Cameron’s appointment at the Scotland Office. He is a talented lawyer as well as an experienced parliamentarian.

“I know Donald will do a great job helping us to deliver on the priorities of people in Scotland.”

Lord Cameron said: “I am honoured to have been appointed as a UK Government minister and to the House of Lords.

“As part of the Scotland Office team I look forward to continuing our work representing Scotland at the heart of Whitehall, upholding the devolution settlement, and ensuring Scotland continues to benefit from the UK Government’s ambitious Levelling Up agenda.”

The appointment was welcomed by former Scottish Tory leader Baroness Ruth Davidson. She said it was a “brilliant appointment.”

Lord Cameron has been an MSP since 2016. Last year he succeeded his father to become the 28th Lochiel of Clan Cameron.

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