|Dugdale in 2011|
|Deputy Leader of the Scottish Labour Party|
13 December 2014
|Preceded by||Anas Sarwar|
|Member of the Scottish Parliament
for the Lothian Region
(1 of 7 Regional MSPs)
5 May 2011
28 August 1981 |
|Political party||Scottish Labour, Cooperative Party|
|Alma mater||University of Aberdeen
|Cabinet||Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning|
Dugdale was born in Aberdeen in 1981. Her completed Secondary School in Harris Academy in Dundee, where she was Head Girl. She then went on to study Law at the University of Aberdeen from 1999 to 2003, then completed a Masters in Policy Studies at the University of Edinburgh. As well as living in Aberdeen and Dundee, she has resided in Elgin, before finally settling in Edinburgh in 2003. While in Edinburgh, Dugdale worked for Edinburgh University Students' Association and the National Union of Students Scotland. Immediately before entering the Scottish Parliament she worked for Lord Foulkes as his office manager and political adviser.
Member of the Scottish Parliament
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. After becoming an MSP, she attacked the Scottish Gaelic TV station BBC Alba saying "I've had people say they can no longer listen to the News Quiz on Radio 4, or this is how they get their classical music".
Kezia has a weekly column every Monday in the Scottish Daily Record.
In 2014 she was elected as Deputy Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, replacing Anas Sarwar, beating Katy Clark. As Jim Murphy, the leader, is a Westminster MP, this means that she stands in for him at First Minister's questions.
Dugdale describes her interests as going to the theatre, reading Scottish crime novels and enjoying the city of Edinburgh, where she lives. She has Trade Union Memberships with UNITE and Community.
- The Scottish Parliament - Current MSPs - Kezia Dugdale - Personal Information
- Ogston, Graeme. "City education chief denies snubbing Kezia Dugdale over visit to old school". The Courier. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
- The Scottish Parliament: - Committees - Local Government and Regeneration
- The Scottish Parliament: - Committees - Subordinate Legislation
- The BBC: -Scottish Politics News - Scottish Labour Reshuffle
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