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The New Prime Minister Wastes No Time To Visit Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales

7th July 2024

First Minister John Swinney will welcome new Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer to Scotland today Sunday 7 July 2024

Speaking ahead of the meeting, the First Minister said, "I was really pleased to have the opportunity to speak to the Prime Minister on his first day in office and to congratulate him and wish him, and his family well.

"I look forward to welcoming the Prime Minister to Scotland where I hope to have constructive discussions with him on our shared priorities for the people of Scotland. This includes eradicating child poverty, growing the economy, prioritising net zero, and ensuring effective public services.

"I welcome the Prime Minister's commitment to forge a positive relationship between our governments and for our part, the Scottish Government is committed to working constructively with the UK Government to build a better Scotland."