Rhoda Grant

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Rhoda Grant
MSP
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Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Highlands and Islands
Incumbent
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 1999 election she was elected to a list seat for the Highlands and Islands.[1]

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 was again elected to list seat[2] 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."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Previous MSPs: Session 1 (1999-2003): Rhoda Grant". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Previous MSPs: Session 3 (2007-2011): Rhoda Grant". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Loxton, Rachel (23 June 2013). "Campaigners: 'We need more controls to back up Scottish anti-porn laws'". Sunday Herald. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 

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