Anne McTaggart

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Anne McTaggart
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Glasgow
Assumed office
5 May 2011
Personal details
Born (1970-01-30) 30 January 1970 (age 44)
Nationality Scottish
Political party Scottish Labour
Alma mater University of Strathclyde
Committees Local Government and Regeneration, Public Petitions

Anne McTaggart MSP (born 30 January 1970) is a Scottish Labour party politician, a former Glasgow city councillor and Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Glasgow region, elected from the Labour list in 2011.[1]


Anne McTaggart was a Community Development worker and chair of the local school Blairdardie Primary's parents council, before being elected to Glasgow City Council in a by-election in 2009.[2][3]

Political career[edit]

Anne McTaggart MSP is a member of the Glasgow Labour Women's Forum and the Co-operative Party.[4]

McTaggart is an also a member of UNITE the Union and Community Union.


She was elected at a by-election (on 4 June 2009) as a Councillor in the Drumchapel/Anniesland ward of Glasgow City Council.[5] The seat was previously held by SNP MSP Bill Kidd, who resigned the seat in April 2009 to focus on his parliamentary activities by ending his dual mandate as councillor and MSP.[6]

She sat on five Committees, including the Personnel Appeals Committee, and is a member of the Education Children and Families Policy Development Committee[7] and the West Local Community Planning Partnership.[8] In addition she was a Councillor member of Glasgow Regeneration Agency 2011 Ltd.[9]

Scottish Parliament[edit]

McTaggart was elected as a list MSP for the Glasgow region in the 2011 Scottish parliamentary election.

She is a member of two Scottish Parliament committees - the Local Government and Regeneration Committee and also the Public Petitions committee.

McTaggart has also received cross party support to become Convener of the Cross Party Group on Poland, and Deputy Convenor of the following Scottish Parliament CPGs: Credit Unions, Social Enterprise and Tibet.

She was appointed Scottish Labour's Shadow Minister for Europe & International Development in December 2014.

She did not seek re-election to Glasgow City Council in the 2012 Scottish Local Elections thus ending her dual mandate.


In November 2012 McTaggart was criticised for her Parliamentary expenses used to purchase books shortly after her election, including Public Speaking and Presentation for Dummies, The Scottish Parliament: An Introduction and several books on Labour politician Barbara Castle. However, the books were purchased for her successful non-party political mentoring scheme for women.[10]


  1. ^ "Vote 2011 - Scottish Elections - Regions - Glasgow". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Labour Wins Anniesland By-election
  3. ^ As the old guard departs, has the time come for Glasgow's reformer?
  4. ^ Democracy Live - Anne McTaggart MSP
  5. ^ "Glasgow City Council - Councillors". Glasgow City Council. 4 June 2009. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  6. ^ Labour wins Anniesland by-election
  7. ^ STV
  8. ^ "Glasgow City Council - Committee Membership For: Anne McTaggart". Glasgow City Council. 4 June 2009. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Glasgow City Council - Outside Body Membership: Anne McTaggart". Glasgow City Council. 4 June 2009. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "Revealed: Holyrood expenses payouts include Labour MSP who bought public speaking guide 'for dummies'". Daily Record. 28 November 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 

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