I have known Keir for more than 20 years, as a friend and colleague. I have seen and admired the total commitment he brings to everything he does, legal or political. From his time as DPP he shows that he gets it. He gets that public service is for the benefit of all of us; he gets the importance of transparency and accountability; he gets the need to take tough decisions if he believes them to be right, and to stick by them. I have no doubt he will be a powerful advocate for this constituency, and a valuable addition to our Parliamentary Team.