Jenny Marra

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Jenny Marra
MSP
Jenny Marra MSP.jpg
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for North East Scotland
Incumbent
Assumed office
5 May 2011
Personal details
Born (1977-11-06) 6 November 1977 (age 36)
Dundee, Scotland
Nationality Scottish
Political party Labour

Jenny Marra (born 6 November 1977) is a Scottish Labour Party Member of the Scottish Parliament, representing the North East Scotland electoral region. She is Shadow Minister for Youth Employment and Shadow Deputy Finance Minister.[1]

Born in Dundee in 1977, she attended St John's High School before going to study history at St Andrews University, where she won a scholarship to Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She returned to her home town and spent five years promoting Dundee as a location for students, research and investment as Head of Press at Dundee University.[2]

After a stint as the Labour MEPs spokesperson in Brussels and Strasbourg, Jenny took a Scots law degree and qualified in both Scots and English law and Scottish legal practice. She is member of the GMB, Community and Amnesty International.[3] In addition to her party posts, Marra is also the Convenor for the Cross Party Group on Deafness.[1] She is a niece of the late musician Michael Marra.[4]

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