Scottish members of the Fire Brigades Union have today elected Stephen Thomson as their new regional secretary.
Thompson, who won 80% of the vote, is a firefighter from Larbert and has worked for the fire service in Scotland forÂ 20 years.
Stephen Thompson, regional secretary of the FBU in Scotland, said: “It is a great honour to be elected to represent Scottish firefighters.
â€œI look forward to working with other union officials and would like to thank my colleagues for electing me to this position.
â€œWe face many challenges and my priority is to defend our vital public services and those who work within it on behalf of our communities across Scotland.â€
Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said: “I congratulate Stephen on his election and look forward to working with him.
â€œI would like to thank John Duffy for all the work he has done on behalf of the FBU and wish him well.
â€œThe fire service is under attack in Scotland and elsewhere and our job is to protect it against cuts and job losses which put the safety of firefighters and of the public at risk.”
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