Government of the 2nd Scottish Parliament

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The Executive of the 2nd Scottish Parliament was formed after the 2003 general election.

Second McConnell government[edit]

The Second McConnell government (20 May 2003–16 May 2007) was a continuation of the previous Executive, Jack McConnell was re-appointed as First Minister on 20 May 2003 and headed another Labour/Liberal Democrat coalition.


Cabinet[edit]

Government of the 2nd Scottish Parliament
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4th Cabinet of Scotland
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Date formed 20 May 2003
Date dissolved 18 May 2007
People and organizations
Head of government Jack McConnell
Head of state Queen Elizabeth
Member party Labour Party
Liberal Democrats
Status in legislature Majority
History
Election(s) 2003 general election
Legislature term(s) 2nd
Previous Government of the 1st Scottish Parliament
Successor Government of the 3rd Scottish Parliament

Cabinet[edit]

Office Name Term Party
First Minister The Rt Hon. Jack McConnell MSP 2003–2007 Labour
Deputy First Minister
Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning
The Rt Hon. Jim Wallace QC MSP 2003–2005 Liberal Democrats
Nicol Stephen MSP 2005–2007 Liberal Democrats
Minister for Communities Margaret Curran MSP 2003–2004 Labour
Malcolm Chisholm MSP 2004–2006 Labour
Rhona Brankin MSP 2006–2007 Labour
Minister for Education and Young People Peter Peacock MSP 2003–2006 Labour
Hugh Henry MSP 2006–2007 Labour
Minister for Environment and Rural Development Ross Finnie MSP 2003–2007 Liberal Democrats
Minister for Finance and Public Services Andy Kerr MSP 2003–2004 Labour
Tom McCabe MSP 2004–2007 Labour
Minister for Health and Community Care Malcolm Chisholm MSP 2003–2004 Labour
Andy Kerr MSP 2004–2007 Labour
Minister for Justice Cathy Jamieson MSP 2003–2007 Labour
Minister for Parliament Patricia Ferguson MSP 2003–2004 Labour
Margaret Curran MSP 2004–2007 Labour
Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport Frank McAveety MSP 2003–2004 Labour
Patricia Ferguson MSP 2004–2007 Labour
Minister for Transport and Telecommunications Nicol Stephen MSP 2003–2005 Liberal Democrats
Tavish Scott MSP 2005–2006 Liberal Democrats
Minister for Transport 2006&–2007 Liberal Democrats
Lord Advocate The Rt Hon. Colin Boyd QC 2003–2005 Labour
The Rt Hon. Elish Angiolini QC 2005–2007

Junior ministers[edit]

Office Name Term Party
Deputy Minister for Education and Young People Euan Robson MSP 2003–2005 Liberal Democrats
Robert Brown MSP 2005–2007 Liberal Democrats
Deputy Minister for Communities Mary Mulligan MSP 2003–2007 Labour
Deputy Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Dr Lewis Macdonald MSP 2003–2004 Labour
Allan Wilson MSP 2004–2007 Labour
Deputy Minister for Finance and Public Service Reform
Deputy Minister for Parliamentary Business
Tavish Scott MSP 2003–2005 Liberal Democrats
George Lyon MSP 2005–2007 Liberal Democrats
Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care Tom McCabe MSP 2003–2004 Labour
Rhona Brankin MSP 2004–2005 Labour
Dr Lewis Macdonald MSP 2005–2007 Labour
Deputy Minister for Justice Hugh Henry MSP 2003–2006 Labour
Johann Lamont MSP 2006–2007 Labour
Deputy Minister for Environment and Rural Development Allan Wilson MSP 2003–2004 Labour
Dr Lewis Macdonald MSP 2004–2005 Labour
Rhona Brankin MSP 2005–2007 Labour
Sarah Boyack MSP 2007 Labour
Solicitor General for Scotland Elish Angiolini QC 2003–2005
John Beckett QC 2005–2007 Labour

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