MSP takes seat in the House of Lords
FORMER Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Nicol Stephen officially took his seat in the House of Lords yesterday.
The Aberdeen South MSP, who is stepping down from Holyrood in May, was asked to become Scotland’s newest peer by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in recognition of services to politics which date back to 1982.
Now known as Lord Step-hen, the former Scottish deputy first minister was flanked by fellow Lib Dems Lord Wallace of Tankerness and Lord Steel of Aikwood as he swore his allegiance to the Queen. The 50-year-old joins Labour’s ex-first minister Jack McConnell, known as Lord Glenscorrodale, as a member of the House of Lords.
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