Personal Information

  • Member for: North East Scotland
  • Party: Scottish Labour
  • Date of Birth: 01 January 1957

Lewis has been a Member of the Scottish Parliament since 1999, and was constituency member for Aberdeen Central until 2011. He has lived in the North East since his family moved from Stornoway to Insch when he was ten years old. Lewis has worked in the areas of research, education and representation in Aberdeen and the North East for most of the last thirty years; his wife, Sandra, works in the oil industry. He has two grown up daughters. His responsibilities as a Minister included health, transport, planning, enterprise, energy, lifelong learning, environment, health, community care and rural development and in opposition he has led for Labour on tourism, infrastructure and capital investment, and justice. He is currently convener of the Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee.

Trade Union Memberships:

Unite

    Education:

    1969-1974 Inverurie Academy

    Aberdeen University
    MA History 

    Aberdeen University
    PhD 

    Career History:

    1997-1999 Parliamentary researcher Frank Doran MP for Aberdeen Central 

    1993-1997 Shadow Cabinet Adviser Tom Clarke MP for Monklands West

    1992-1993 History Lecturer Aberdeen University

    1987-1992 Parliamentary researcher Frank Doran MP for Aberdeen South