Christina McKelvie

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Christina McKelvie

Minister for Older People and Equalities
Assumed office
27 June 2018
First MinisterNicola Sturgeon
Convener of the Equalities & Human Rights Committee
Assumed office
14 June 2011
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse
Assumed office
6 May 2011
Preceded byTom McCabe (as MSP for Hamilton South)
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Central Scotland
In office
3 May 2007 – 6 May 2011
Personal details
Born (1968-03-04) 4 March 1968 (age 51)
Glasgow, Scotland
Political partyScottish National Party
Alma materUniversity of St Andrews
ProfessionSocial worker

Christina McKelvie (born 4 March 1968) is a Scottish National Party (SNP) politician who is the Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse constituency, first elected to this position in 2011. From 2007 to 2011 she sat as a MSP for the Central Scotland region. Since 2016 she has been the Convener of the Parliament's Equalities and Human Rights Committee.

Early life[edit]

McKelvie was born on 4 March 1968 in Glasgow, Scotland.[1] She grew up in Easterhouse, in the East End of Glasgow, and was educated at St Leonard's Secondary School. McKelvie then went on to gain qualifications from Anniesland College, Cardonald College, and the University of St Andrews.[1] McKelvie worked in the social work services department of Glasgow City Council as a learning and development officer.[2] She has been an active trade unionist with Unison.[2]

Political career[edit]

In 2007, McKelvie was selected as the SNP candidate for the Hamilton South constituency where she was unsuccessful, however she was elected through the regional list to represent the Central Scotland region. At the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, McKelvie contested the Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse seat and was elected. She served as convener of the European and External Relations Committee from 14 June 2011 until 23 March 2016.[3]

In 2016, she was re-elected to the Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse constituency.[4][5] Within Parliament she became the Convener of the Equalities and Human Rights Committee.


  1. ^ a b "Current MSPs: Christina McKelvie: Personal information". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b "MSPs". STV News. 22 October 2010. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Previous MSPs: session 4: Christina McKelvie". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  4. ^ Russell, Greg (6 May 2016). "McKelvie holds Hamilton for SNP". The National. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Scotland Election 2016: Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse: Scottish Parliament constituency". BBC News. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016.

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