Health brief for Cameron in Tory reshuffle

Donald Cameron MSP, pictured, who is the new shadow health secretary for the Scottish Conservatives at Holyrood. Photograph: Wullie Marr/DEADLINE NEWS. NO F34 Donald Cameron MSP 2
Donald Cameron MSP, pictured, who is the new shadow health secretary for the Scottish Conservatives at Holyrood. Photograph: Wullie Marr/DEADLINE NEWS. NO F34 Donald Cameron MSP 2

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Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has been handed the health portfolio in the new shadow cabinet.

It follows a reshuffle across the opposition ranks by new Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross.

Mr Cameron said he was ‘humbled and proud’.

‘It is a very great honour to have been entrusted with this position, particularly at such a critical time as the NHS and our communities continue to grapple with the covid-19 pandemic.

‘Our NHS staff have done such an amazing job since the onset of the emergency and it is humbling to be the chief opposition spokesman in the Scottish Parliament, doing my best to represent them and their patients, and ensure that the vital issues affecting the health service are scrutinised in a proper and responsible manner.’

‘As we move towards the Scottish Parliament elections, I look forward to ensuring that our manifesto proposes an even more effective and responsive health service for the future.’