Swinney pays tribute to Yousaf in his first speech as new SNP leader

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John Swinney has given an acceptance speech after being confirmed as the SNP’s new leader – with no other possible candidates coming forward to challenge him for the position.After nominations for the post closed at midday on Monday, the former Scottish deputy first minister was confirmed as the only person to put themselves forward to succeed Humza Yousaf.