John Swinney to face MSPs at FMQs as Nicola Sturgeon meets Rishi Sunak 

The First Minister is attending the British-Irish Council in Blackpool.

John Swinney will deputise for Nicola Sturgeon at FMQs, as the SNP leader meets with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at the British-Irish Council.

It will be the first face-to-face meeting between the pair since Sunak entered Number 10.

They will speak in Blackpool ahead of chancellor Jeremy Hunt setting out the Budget on November 17.

Swinney will face MSPs at the Scottish Parliament on Thursday in place of Sturgeon.

You can follow FMQs live on the STV News site.

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