A BORDERS SNP politician has reacted after the new leader of the SNP was announced this afternoon.

At around 2pm today (Monday, March 27) Humza Yousaf MSP was named as the new leader of the SNP, winning 52 per cent of the vote.

Now MSPs in the Borders have shared their views ahead of a vote tomorrow by all MSPs to select the next First Minister.

Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale MSP Christine Grahame, who represents the SNP, previously backed Kate Forbes as leader of her party.

She told the Border Telegraph: "I am a democrat and of course will support our newly elected leader.

"Given the 4 per cent difference in votes between him and Kate Forbes I trust he will offer her a senior cabinet position which would help unify the party."

There was a 70 per cent turn out of SNP membership for the leadership vote, and Mr Yousaf, 37, received 26,032 votes.

Kate Forbes MSP wasn't far behind Mr Yousaf, receiving a 48 per cent share of the votes.