Kezia Dugdale

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Kezia Dugdale
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for the Lothian Region
(1 of 7 Regional MSPs)
Assumed office
5 May 2011
Personal details
Born (1981-08-28) 28 August 1981 (age 33)
Nationality Scottish
Political party Labour
Alma mater University of Aberdeen

University of Edinburgh

Cabinet Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning

Kezia Dugdale (born 28 August 1981)[1] is a Scottish Labour Party Member of the Scottish Parliament, representing the Lothian region.[1]


Dugdale was born in Aberdeen in 1981.[1] She studied Law at the University of Aberdeen then completed a Masters in Policy Studies at the University of Edinburgh.[1] Following this, Dugdale worked for Edinburgh University Students' Association and the National Union of Students Scotland.[1] Immediately before entering the Scottish Parliament she worked for Lord Foulkes as his office manager and political adviser.[1]

Member of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

In 2011, she was elected to the Scottish Parliament, as Scottish Labour's second candidate on their list for the Lothian Region. She serves as a Scottish Labour and Co-operative Member and currently sits on the Local Government and Regeneration and Subordinate Legislation Committees.[2][3]

Kezia was to appointed to the post of Scottish Labour's Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning on 29 June 2013.[4]