MP ELLIOTT Phillips has been chosen by new GSD leader Keith Azopardi to lead his party in Parliament. 

The move comes as Azopardi is not currently an MP himself and therefore cannot stand in Parliament.

Azopardi told the Gibraltar Olive Press that he was confident Phillips would do a sterling job in his absence.

“I had a choice to make and there are many positive candidates in the GSD,” he said.

“However, Elliott is a bright, articulate individual.

“He is greatly intelligent and given our objective to broaden the appeal of the party and to interest younger people in the GSD then I decided he was the right man for the job.”