New SNP leader announced

27 March 2023

Following Nicola Sturgeon’s resignation as leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), on 15 February 2023, the new leader of the party was announced as Humza Yousaf on 27 March 2023.

Yousaf replaced Sturgeon as party leader with immediate effect. Following a vote on 28 March 2023 in Holyrood, members of the Scottish Parliament voted for Yousaf to also take the position of first minister.

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