Government of the 3rd Scottish Parliament

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The Government of the 3rd Scottish Parliament was formed after the 2007 elections to the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish Government is headed by First Minister Alex Salmond.

First Salmond government[edit]

Government of the 3rd Scottish Parliament
5th Cabinet of Scotland
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Date formed 16 May 2007
Date dissolved 18 May 2011
People and organizations
Head of government Alex Salmond
Head of state Queen Elizabeth
Total number of ministers 16
Member party Scottish National Party
Status in legislature Minority
History
Election(s) 2007 general election
Legislature term(s) 3rd
Previous Government of the 2nd Scottish Parliament
Successor Government of the 4th Scottish Parliament
The first meeting of the Salmond government, on 22 May 2007

The Salmond government, which was sworn in on 16 May 2007, was a Scottish National Party minority government.

Having won the largest number of seats in the general election (47 of 129) the SNP sought to form a coalition. After failing to find coalition partners, they chose to go into government without other parties. Alex Salmond was elected First Minister on 16 May 2007; his slate of ministerial appointments[1] were ratified by the Scottish Parliament the following day.

Cabinet[edit]

Office Name Term Party
First Minister Alex Salmond 2007–2011 Scottish National Party
Deputy First Minister
Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing
Nicola Sturgeon 2007–2011 Scottish National Party
Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth John Swinney 2007–2011 Scottish National Party
Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning Fiona Hyslop 2007–2009 Scottish National Party
Michael Russell 2009– Scottish National Party
Cabinet Secretary for Justice Kenny MacAskill 2007–2011 Scottish National Party
Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment Richard Lochhead 2007–2011 Scottish National Party

Junior ministers[edit]

Office Name Term Party
Minister for Parliamentary Business Bruce Crawford 2007–2011 Scottish National Party
Minister for Europe, External Affairs and Culture Linda Fabiani 2007–2009 Scottish National Party
Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution Mike Russell 2009–2009 Scottish National Party
Minister for Culture and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop 2009–2011 Scottish National Party
Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism Jim Mather 2007– Scottish National Party
Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Stewart Stevenson 2007–2010 Scottish National Party
Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Keith Brown 2010–2011 Scottish National Party
Minister for Schools and Skills Maureen Watt 2007–2009 Scottish National Party
Keith Brown 2009–2010 Scottish National Party
Minister for Skills and Lifelong Learning 2010– Scottish National Party
Angela Constance 2010– Scottish National Party
Minister for Children and Early Years Adam Ingram 2007–2011 Scottish National Party
Minister for Public Health Shona Robison 2007–2009 Scottish National Party
Minister for Public Health and Sport 2009– Scottish National Party
Minister for Communities and Sport Stewart Maxwell 2007–2009 Scottish National Party
Minister for Housing and Communities Alex Neil 2009–2011 Scottish National Party
Minister for Community Safety Fergus Ewing 2007–2011 Scottish National Party
Minister for Environment Mike Russell 2007–2009 Scottish National Party
Roseanna Cunningham 2009–2010 Scottish National Party
Minister for Environment and Climate Change 2010–2011 Scottish National Party

Law Officers[edit]

Office Name Term
Lord Advocate Elish Angiolini QC 2006–2011
Solicitor General for Scotland Frank Mulholland QC 2007–2011

Parliamentary Liaison Officers[edit]

Office Name Term Party
Parliamentary Liaison Officers to the Office of the First Minister Aileen Campbell 2007– Scottish National Party
Keith Brown 2007– Scottish National Party
Alasdair Allan 2007– Scottish National Party
Chris Harvie 2007– Scottish National Party
Parliamentary Liaison Officers to the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing Christina McKelvie 2007– Scottish National Party
Bob Doris 2007– Scottish National Party
Parliamentary Liaison Officers to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth Joe FitzPatrick 2007– Scottish National Party
Shirley-Anne Somerville 2007– Scottish National Party
Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning Fiona Hyslop 2007– Scottish National Party

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cabinet and ministers at-a-glance - A guide to who's who in the Scottish government". BBC News online. 11 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 

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