Dundee East MP Stewart Hosie has been elected deputy leader of the SNP.
He replaces Nicola Sturgeon, who succeeded Alex Salmond as party leader following his decision to stand down following the independence referendum. She ran unopposed.
Mr Hosie won 55.5% of the vote compared to 44.5% for Keith Brown MSP in the second round of the ballot.
The third challenger, Angela Constance MSP, was eliminated in the first-round of voting which saw Mr Hosie win 42.5% of votes, Mr Brown 34.2% and Ms Constance 23.5%.
All party members were eligible to vote and around 55% did so – around 45,000 people.
The result was announced at the SNP conference in Perth.
Ms Sturgeon said this morning that Mr Hosie would be an “outstanding” deputy.
In his acceptance speech, Mr Hosie said he would fight for Scotland to be given greater powers.
He said: “Remember what it was they told the Scottish people, many of whom voted ‘No’ to get more powers: ‘The closest thing to a federal state within one to two years’.
“Let’s make sure they deliver that promise and let’s do it by delivering a record number of SNP MPs next year.
“That’s the raw power Westminster understands. That’s what Scotland needs to deliver next year.”
Born and raised in Dundee, Mr Hosie was first elected to the House of Commons for Dundee East in 2005, defeating the sitting Labour MP Iain Luke.
In 2007 he was appointed the SNP’s Treasury spokesman.
He is married to Dundee East MSP Shona Robison, who is minister for sport. They have one daughter.