Rhoda Grant

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Rhoda Grant
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Highlands and Islands
Assumed office
3 May 2007
In office
6 May 1999 – 1 May 2003
Personal details
Born (1963-06-26) 26 June 1963 (age 51)
Stornoway, Outer Hebrides
Political party Scottish Labour Party
Alma mater Open University

Rhoda Grant (born 26 June 1963) is a Scottish Labour politician, and Member of the Scottish Parliament for Highlands and Islands region from 1999 to 2003 and since 2007.

In the 2003 election she fought the Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber constituency but came second, and she lost her list seat to Eleanor Scott of the Scottish Green Party.

In the 2007 election she won her list seat back as the Scottish Green Party's vote collapsed and Labour won three list seats.

In the 2011 election she was re-elected as a list MSP for the Highlands and Islands region.

Prior to her election Grant worked for the trade union UNISON and Highland Regional Council. She holds a degree in social sciences from the Open University.

Grant thinks that there is a significant connection between pornography and the sex industry and "abuse and violence against women". "We have to ask if more should be done to make the viewing or downloading of porn from the internet more difficult. I think there should be filters in place to help that process."(hs)

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