Transport minister steps down

THE minister for transport in the Scottish Government has stepped down, citing poor mental health for his decision.

Kevin Stewart – a former housing and planning minister – was appointed Transport Minister in March, having previously been Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care, from 2021.

In his reply to Mr Stewart, First Minister, Humza Yousaf, wrote, here: “As Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning from 2016 to 2021, you changed how we tackle homelessness through establishing HARSAG [Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group] and implementing a Housing First and Rapid Rehousing approach. You introduced planning legislation and fuel poverty targets and, crucially, ensured there was a major boost in the supply of affordable housing.”

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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