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.

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

Free Spirit of the Year 2002


    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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