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by Kirsteen Paterson
28 October 2022
John Lamont appointed to Scotland Office after Duguid's departure

John Lamont appointed to Scotland Office after Duguid's departure

John Lamont has been appointed as a Scotland Office minister following the departure of David Duguid.

Duguid returned to Dover House in September after backing Liz Truss for the leadership of the Conservative party and has now left office.

Government officials have not confirmed that he was removed from the post of parliamentary under secretary of state at the Scotland Office, but Duguid posted about his "final duties" and it had been an "honour and privilege" to hold the role.

This morning it has been confirmed that Lamont, the MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk, has been appointed as his replacement.

He stated: "I am delighted to have been appointed as a minister at the Scotland Office. I look forward to working alongside the secretary of state as the UK Government continues to deliver for people in Scotland, and we further strengthen our United Kingdom. We are facing unprecedented challenges at this time and we will continue to support people in all parts of the UK through these."

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