Stirling MP Alyn Smith has accepted an invitation to join the Foreign Policy Centre Political Council in an advisory capacity, following their stellar track record of contributions to the sphere of UK overseas policy and international affairs.
A nonpartisan organisation, the FPC works with parliamentarians from all UK political parties to support its work, provide advice and assistance to activities and projects.
As Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Alyn Smith leads on foreign policy for the SNP. During his time as a Member of the European Parliament, Mr Smith was a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and played an active role in international EU delegations, predominantly for Central Asia and the Middle East.
Alyn Smith MP said:
‘The Foreign Policy Centre do a power of work in their academic and political arenas, helping to foster robust debate and aid discussions on the big questions of the day. I’m honoured to accept a place on their Political Council, contributing to growing conversations on the role of Scotland and the United Kingdom in global affairs, during the post-Brexit era.
‘As the UK Government gears up to assert its ‘Global Britain’ presence on the world stage, now more than ever a robust civic infrastructure must grow and keep pace to scrutinise such efforts. The impacts of policy decisions, such as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office/Department for International Development merger, will be felt in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. I’m glad to play a role in contributing to public discourse during these turbulent times.’
Notes for Editor:
- Foreign Policy Centre Website https://fpc.org.uk/about/
- About the Political Council – https://fpc.org.uk/about/our-people/political-council/
- Alyn Smith MP Profile – https://fpc.org.uk/author/alyn-smith/?id=75