Government of the 4th Scottish Parliament

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Government of the 1st (1999)
Government of the 2nd (2003)
Government of the 3rd (2007)
Government of the 4th (2011)

The Government of the 4th Scottish Parliament was formed after the 2011 elections to the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish Government is headed by First Minister Alex Salmond.

Second Salmond government[edit]

The Salmond government is a Scottish National Party majority government.

Having won the largest number of seats in the general election (69 of 129) the SNP had enough seats to govern alone. Alex Salmond was re-elected First Minister unopposed on 18 May 2011.

Cabinet[edit]

Government of the 4th Scottish Parliament
6th Cabinet of Scotland
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Date formed 18 May 2011
People and organizations
Head of government Alex Salmond
Head of state Elizabeth II
Member party Scottish National Party
Status in legislature Majority
History
Election(s) 2011 general election
Legislature term(s) 4th
Previous Government of the 3rd Scottish Parliament
Office Name Term
First Minister Alex Salmond 2007–
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon 2007 -
Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Cities Strategy 2007–2012
Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities 2012–
Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth John Swinney 2007–
Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning Michael Russell 2009–
Cabinet Secretary for Parliamentary Business and Government Strategy Bruce Crawford 2011–2012
Cabinet Secretary for Justice Kenny MacAskill 2007–
Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment Richard Lochhead 2007–
Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop 2011–
Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment Alex Neil 2011–2012
Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing 2012–
Cabinet Secretary for Training, Youth and Women’s Employment Angela Constance 2014–
Cabinet Secretary for Commonwealth Games, Sport, Equalities and Pensioners' Rights Shona Robison 2014–

Junior ministers[edit]

Office Name Term Party
Minister for External Affairs and International Development Humza Yousaf 2011– Scottish National Party
Minister for Public Health Michael Matheson 2011– Scottish National Party
Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism Fergus Ewing 2011– Scottish National Party
Minister for Local Government and Planning Aileen Campbell 2011 Scottish National Party
Derek MacKay 2011– Scottish National Party
Minister for Children and Young People Angela Constance 2011–2014 Scottish National Party
Aileen Campbell 2011– Scottish National Party
Minister for Learning and Skills Alasdair Allan 2011 Scottish National Party
Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland's Languages 2011– Scottish National Party
Minister for Parliamentary Business Joe Fitzpatrick 2011–2012 Scottish National Party
Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs Roseanna Cunningham 2011– Scottish National Party
Minister for Environment and Climate Change Stewart Stevenson 2011–2012 Scottish National Party
Paul Wheelhouse 2012– Scottish National Party
Minister for Housing and Transport Keith Brown 2011–2012 Scottish National Party
Minister for Transport and Veterans 2012– Scottish National Party

Law Officers[edit]

Office Name Term
Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland QC 2011–
Solicitor General for Scotland Lesley Thomson 2011–

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