This week’s Political Updates covers moves and changes at all levels of government.
Dr Alan Gogbashian has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia, taking up his appointment during September 2019.
Mr Chris Welch has been appointed as a Board Member of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE).
Mr Christopher Andrew Crawford Simpson has been appointed as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Banffshire.
Ian Diamond has been appointed as UK’s National Statistician.
Regina Finn has been appointed Chair of Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) and Electricity Settlements Company (ESC).
Liz Sayce OBE is being appointed interim chair of the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC).
Mrs Patricia Ann Sawers has been appointed as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Angus.
Mr Rodney Adams has been appointed as the new Deputy Commissioner of Police for the Turks & Caicos Islands.
Lynn Lawrence and Martin Post have been appointed as members of the School Teachers’ Review Body.
Richard Braine has been elected as leader of the UK Independence Party (more info).
Scottish Labour Party
General Secretary Brian Roy, the most senior official in the Scottish Labour party has stepped down (more info).