Henry McLeish

Former Labour MSP for Central Fife

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Former Labour MSP for Central Fife, Former Labour MP for Central Fife

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 14 May 2001 — General election

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 31 March 2003 — Election

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister for Home Affairs and Devolution, Scottish Office ( 5 May 1997 to 17 May 1999)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: MSP Numbers 27 Mar 2002

    I rise to support Patricia Ferguson's motion, because it is important for the Parliament and for the people of Scotland. On David McLetchie's speech, it is with some disappointment and sadness that I say that never has so much rubbish been delivered in such a short space of time to this Parliament. I am disappointed with the Conservatives because, since 1997—and since 1999—they have...
  • Scottish Parliament: MSP Numbers 27 Mar 2002

    I will not give way at this stage. It is important to say that such a link might have logic for the political and administrative convenience of the parties and for electoral convenience and administration, but that is where the case starts and finishes. The Parliament is working well, no matter some of the criticisms about its first 1,000 days. In policy, it is leading the United Kingdom. Its...
  • Scottish Parliament: Prison Estates Review 21 Mar 2002

    The statement is important and I sympathise with the Minister for Justice as he tackles the problems, some of which have been neglected for many years. The statement was about the public interest, public safety and having a modern, efficient and effective penal system in the 21st century. Against those criteria, I will pose two or three questions to the minister. I hope that members can unite...

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