Sturgeon Names Michael Russell as Scottish Minister on Brexit

Michael Russell

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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon named Michael Russell to represent her government in talks over Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.

Russell, who has held a series of ministerial roles in the Scottish government, will attend cabinet meetings, Sturgeon said in an e-mailed statement.

“This appointment, which is subject to the approval of Parliament when it returns after recess, is an indication of the importance I am placing on these negotiations, and our part in them,” Sturgeon said on Thursday. “By putting a dedicated and experienced minister at their center, it will ensure that Scotland’s voice is heard loudly and clearly.”

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