Personal Information

  • Member for: Central Scotland
  • Party: Scottish Labour
  • Date of Birth: 07 May 1963

Elaine was first elected to Coatbridge and Chryston in 1999 and re-elected in 2003, 2007 and 2011. She was elected in 2016 from the Central Scotland regional list. Before entering Parliament she trained as a teacher, worked in various local government departments and as a volunteer's manager. She and her husband Vann live in Coatbridge with their son.

Religious Affiliation:
Christian

Trade Union Memberships:
GTC
TGWU

Other posts:
Convener, Scottish Labour Campaign for Socialism
Board Member, Scottish Left Review

Awards:
Free Spirit of the Year 2002

    Education:

    St Patrick's School, Coatbridge
    Glasgow College, BA (Hons) in Economics and Politics
    St Andrews Teacher Training College, Glasgow, Postgraduate Teacher Training in Modern Studies and Economics
    Diploma in Public Sector Management

    Career History:

    Secondary school teacher
    Local government officer
    Volunteers manager, Scottish Office pilot project in primary health care

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