Personal Information

  • Member for: Mid Scotland and Fife
  • Party: Scottish Labour
  • Date of Birth: 30 November 1963

Alex was born in Dunfermline Scotland. He has three children.

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Religious affiliation:


    Newbattle Abbey College 1987-1988
    University of Edinburgh 1988-1993
    MA Sociology and Politics
    MSC Community Education



    Career History:

    Assistant Gardener, Dunfermline District Council 1979-1987
    Fife Regional Councillor Finance Chair 1992 - 1995
    Scottish Coordinator Poverty Forum 1993 - 1995
    Fife Council Leader 1995 - 1998
    Scottish General Secretary Labour Party 1998 - 1999
    TUC Education Officer 1999 – 2008
    Constituency Manager Gordon Brown MP 2008 - 2012
    Fife Council leader 2012 – 2014
    MSP Cowdenbeath Constituency 2014

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