SNP leadership election result updates as successor to Nicola Sturgeon announced
The SNP revealed the results of the two-week online ballot in Edinburgh at 2pm.
A vote in Holyrood will follow on Tuesday to select the next First Minister.
SNP leadership election result LIVE
- Humza Yousaf is the new leader of the SNP
- Yousaf promises to lead the generation which delivers independence for Scotland.
Humza Yousaf likely to become Scotland’s sixth First Minister following Donald Dewar, Henry McLeish, Jack McConnell, Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon.
Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar emphasises that: “It’s important to pause for a moment and reflect on the significance of the election of what will likely become the first, First Minister from an ethnic minority background. That is a significant moment for Scotland.”
Sarwar believes that Scotland needs fresh ideas which the SNP can no longer provide.
Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar no longer believes that the SNP has a mandate in Scotland following the election of Humza Yousaf.
Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross congratulates Humza Yousaf on his victory.
Ross confirms that he will stand against Yousaf as the leader of the opposition at Holyrood.
Likely that the Scottish Greens will provide Yousaf with enough votes to be elected as First Minister in Holyrood tomorrow.
He has previously spoken about being keen to continue the Cooperation Agreement and keep the party in Government.