The former leader of the Labour Party in Scotland has joined the board of Shelter, the campaigning charity that has often locked horns with landlords and letting agents.
Kezia Dugdale was leader of the Scottish party from 2015 to 2017; she was a Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Lothian region from 2011 to 2019.
Now Dugdale is the director of the John Smith Centre, a think tank which includes ex-Labour MP Ed Balls and former Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson amongst its board members.
Dugdale will sit on the Shelter Scotland Committee as well as the charity’s overall board of trustees.
"I have long admired Shelter's work. Its first-class campaigning skills, combined with its advice and support services, means that it regularly makes serious impact with decision-makers; impact crucially informed by the voices of people with real lived experience of housing problems and homelessness” she says.
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