First McConnell government

The First McConnell government (22 November 2001 – 27 March 2003) was formed by Jack McConnell on 22 November 2001 during the 1st Scottish Parliament, following Henry McLeish's resignation as First Minister as a consequence of the Officegate scandal. The McConnell government was a continuation of the LabourLiberal Democrat coalition that had existed under the previous McLeish and Dewar governments.

First McConnell government
3rd devolved government of Scotland
2001–2003
Date formed22 November 2001
Date dissolved20 May 2003
People and organisations
MonarchElizabeth II
First MinisterJack McConnell
Member partyLabour Party
Liberal Democrats
Status in legislatureMajority (coalition)
History
Outgoing election2003
Legislature term(s)1st Scottish Parliament
PredecessorMcLeish government
SuccessorSecond McConnell government

List of ministers

Cabinet[1]

Post Minister Term Party
First Minister The Rt Hon. Jack McConnell MSP2001–2003Labour Party
Deputy First Minister
Minister for Justice
The Rt Hon. Jim Wallace QC MSP2001–2003Liberal Democrats
Minister for Education and Young People Cathy Jamieson MSP2001–2003Labour Party
Minister for Social Justice Iain Gray MSP2001–2002Labour Party
Margaret Curran MSP2002–2003Labour Party
Minister for Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning Wendy Alexander MSP2001–2002Labour Party
Iain Gray MSP2002–2003Labour Party
Minister for Culture and Sport Mike Watson MSP2001–2003Labour Party
Minister for Finance and Public Services Andy Kerr MSP2001–2003Labour Party
Minister for Health and Community Care Malcolm Chisholm MSP2001–2003Labour Party
Minister for Parliament Patricia Ferguson MSP2001–2003Labour Party
Minister for the Environment and Rural Development Ross Finnie MSP2001–2003Liberal Democrats
Lord Advocate The Rt Hon. Colin Boyd QC2001–2003Labour Party

Junior ministers[1]

Post Minister Term Party
Deputy Minister for Culture and Sport Dr Elaine Murray MSP2001–2003Labour Party
Deputy Minister for Education and Young People Nicol Stephen MSP1999–2000Liberal Democrats
Deputy Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Dr Lewis Macdonald MSP2001–2003Labour Party
Deputy Minister for the Environment and Rural Development Allan Wilson MSP2001–2003Labour Party
Deputy Minister for Finance and Public Services Peter Peacock MSP2001–2003Labour Party
Deputy Ministers for Health and Community Care Hugh Henry MSP2001–2002Liberal Democrats
Frank McAveety MSP2002–2003Labour Party
Mary Mulligan MSP2001–2003Labour Party
Deputy Minister for Justice Dr Richard Simpson MSP2001–2002Labour Party
Hugh Henry MSP2002–2003Labour Party
Deputy Minister for Parliamentary Business Euan Robson MSP2001–2003Liberal Democrats
Deputy Ministers for Social Justice Margaret Curran MSP2001–2003Labour Party
Hugh Henry MSP2002Labour Party
Des McNulty MSP2002–2003Labour Party
Solicitor General for Scotland Elish Angiolini QC2001–2003

Changes

Wendy Alexander resigned for her post of Enterprise Minister on 4 May 2002. Her vacancy was filled by Iain Gray, and his post as Social Justice Minister was in turn filled by Margaret Curran, who had been his deputy.[2] Hugh Henry left the post of Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care on 9 May 2002, and took up the post of Deputy Minister for Social Justice.[3][4] Frank McAveety filled his vacancy.[3] Richard Simpson resigned from his post as Deputy Justice Minister on 26 November 2002, and was replaced by Hugh Henry.[5] Des McNulty filled Henry's vacancy as Deputy Health Minister.[6]

References

  1. "Ministers, Law Officer and Ministerial Parliamentary Aides by Cabinet: Session 1" (PDF). www.parliament.scot. Scottish Parliament. 30 March 2007. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  2. Gerry Hassan and Eric Shaw (2012). The Strange Death of Labour Scotland. Edinburgh University Press. p. 111. ISBN 0748640010.
  3. Stephen Khan (5 May 2002). "Reshuffle is condemned as 'trawling for talent'". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  4. "Hugh Henry". scottish.parliament.uk. Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  5. "Minister quits over fire 'fascists' row". BBC News. 26 November 2002. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  6. "Des McNulty". scottish.parliament.uk. Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
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