Kate Forbes

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(accountant, politician)
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Born6 April 1990
Alma materSelwyn College (Cambridge), University of Edinburgh

Kate Elizabeth Forbes is a Scottish politician and accountant who has been the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy since 2020. A member of the Scottish National Party (SNP), she has been the Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch constituency since 2016.[1]

On 20 February 2023, Kate Forbes declared her candidacy for Leader of the SNP and First Minister of Scotland to succeed Nicola Sturgeon in the 2023 Scottish National Party leadership election.[2]

On 27 March 2023, Humza Yousaf was declared the winner of the SNP leadership election with Kate Forbes coming a close second, which prompted calls for First Minister Yousaf to appoint Forbes as Deputy First Minister.[3]


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Document:The beginning of the endblog post27 March 2023Stuart Campbell"I don't think there's any chance Humza Yousaf has won the SNP leadership election legitimately. But this morning I'm deeply worried that those still controlling the party have absolutely nothing left to lose by fixing it in his favour."
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