Kate Forbes leaves Scottish government after rejecting demotion from new first minister

Kate Forbes has rejected a job offer from Scotland’s new first minister Humza Yousaf and will return to the backbenches after serving in government for almost five years.

A senior source told Sky News that Ms Forbes, who narrowly lost the SNP leadership race to Mr Yousaf on Monday, was asked to take on the role of rural affairs secretary – a big demotion from her previous role as finance secretary.

Read more here: https://news.sky.com/story/kate-forbes-rejects-demotion-offered-by-scotlands-new-first-minister-humza-yousaf-12844341

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