Angela Constance

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Angela Constance
MSP
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Cabinet Secretary for Training, Youth and Women’s Employment
Incumbent
Assumed office
22 April 2014
First Minister Alex Salmond
Preceded by Position created
Minister for Youth Employment
In office
7 December 2011 – 22 April 2014
First Minister Alex Salmond
Preceded by Position created
Succeeded by Position abolished
Minister for Children and Young People
In office
25 May 2011 – 7 December 2011
First Minister Alex Salmond
Preceded by Adam Ingram (as Minister for Children and Early Years)
Succeeded by Aileen Campbell
Minister for Skills and Lifelong Learning
In office
12 December 2010 – 25 May 2011
First Minister Alex Salmond
Preceded by Keith Brown
Succeeded by Alasdair Allan
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Almond Valley
Livingston (2007-2011)
Incumbent
Assumed office
3 May 2007
Preceded by Bristow Muldoon
Majority 5,542(18%)
Personal details
Born (1970-07-15) 15 July 1970 (age 44)
Blackburn, Scotland
Political party Scottish National Party
Alma mater University of Glasgow

Angela Constance (born 15 July 1970)[1] is the Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Training, Youth and Women’s Employment and Scottish National Party Member of the Scottish Parliament for Almond Valley (formerly Livingston) since 2007.

She was born in Blackburn, West Lothian, and raised in Addiewell and West Calder. While studying at the University of Glasgow she was elected President of Glasgow University Students' Representative Council, where her sabbatical vice president was Alasdair Allan, now SNP MSP for the Western Isles.

Before her election to Holyrood, Constance worked as a social worker and was a councillor for West Lothian Council where she was the SNP spokesperson for children services and lifelong learning. She also stood for the SNP in the Livingston by-election, 2005.

After her election to Holyrood, Constance announced she was expecting her first child in October 2007.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Angela Constance MSP. The Scottish Parliament, June 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2011.

External links[edit]

Scottish Parliament
Preceded by
Bristow Muldoon
Member of the Scottish Parliament for Livingston
2007-2011
Succeeded by
Constituency abolished
Preceded by
Constituency created
Member of the Scottish Parliament for Almond Valley
2011–present
Incumbent