Robert Brown (Scottish politician)
|Cllr Robert Brown|
|Member of the Scottish Parliament
6 May 1999 – 5 May 2011
25 December 1947 |
|Political party||Scottish Liberal Democrats|
|Alma mater||University of Aberdeen|
A graduate of University of Aberdeen, he was Depute Procurator Fiscal of Dumbarton 1972-1974 and has since been a partner & consultant with a Glasgow firm of solicitors. He was a Glasgow City Councillor (Liberal) for a few years in the 1970s and 1980s, and was Convener of the Scottish Liberal Democrat Policy Committee for much of the 1990s and 2000s. He was first elected to the Scottish Parliament in 1999.
Following Nicol Stephen's election as party leader and succession as Deputy First Minister of Scotland in 2005, Brown was appointed Deputy Minister for Education and Young People in the Scottish Executive.
He was second on the Liberal Democrat list of candidates for Glasgow region in the Scottish Parliament general election, 2011 but was unsuccessful when the party failed to gain any list seats.
- The London Gazette: . 31 December 2013.
- Robert Brown MSP Mini-site and biography on Glasgow Liberal Democrat Website
- Robert Brown MSP official biography at the Scottish Parliament website
- Robert Brown MSP Profile at site of Scottish Liberal Democrats
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