McLeish government

The McLeish government (27 October 2000 – 8 November 2001) was formed following the death of Donald Dewar on 11 October 2000 during the 1st Scottish Parliament. Henry McLeish was appointed as First Minister on 27 October 2000. It was a continuation of the LabourLiberal Democrat coalition that had been formed following the first election to the Scottish Parliament in 1999.

McLeish government
2nd devolved government of Scotland
2000–2001
Date formed27 October 2000
Date dissolved8 November 2001
People and organisations
MonarchElizabeth II
First MinisterHenry McLeish
Member partyLabour Party
Liberal Democrats
Status in legislatureMajority (coalition)
History
Legislature term(s)1st Scottish Parliament
PredecessorDewar government
SuccessorFirst McConnell government

List of ministers

Cabinet[1]

Post Minister Term Party
First Minister The Rt Hon. Henry McLeish MSP2000–Nov. 2001Labour Party
Deputy First Minister
Minister for Justice
The Rt Hon. Jim Wallace QC MSP2000–Nov. 2001Liberal Democrats
Minister for Education, Europe and External Affairs Jack McConnell MSP2000–Nov. 2001Labour Party
Minister for Social Justice Jackie Baillie MSP2000–Nov. 2001Labour Party
Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Wendy Alexander MSP2000–Nov. 2001Labour Party
Minister for Environment, Sport and Culture
(Post abolished in March 2001)
Sam Galbraith MSP2000–Mar. 2001Labour Party
Minister for Finance and Local Government Angus MacKay MSP2000–Nov. 2001Labour Party
Minister for Health and Community Care Susan Deacon MSP2000–Nov. 2001Labour Party
Minister for Parliament Tom McCabe MSP2000–Nov. 2001Labour Party
Minister for Rural Development
(Environment and Rural Development from March 2001)
Ross Finnie MSP2000–Nov. 2001Liberal Democrats
Minister for Transport and Telecommunications
(Transport and Planning from March 2001)
Sarah Boyack MSP2000–Nov. 2001Labour Party
Lord Advocate The Rt Hon. Colin Boyd QC2000–Nov. 2001Labour Party

Junior ministers[2]

Post Minister Term Party
Deputy Minister for Education, Europe and External Affairs Nicol Stephen MSP2000–Nov. 2001Liberal Democrats
Deputy Minister for Social Justice Margaret Curran MSP2000–Nov. 2001Labour Party
Deputy Minister for Enterprise & Lifelong Learning and Gaelic Alasdair Morrison MSP2000–Nov. 2001Labour Party
Deputy Minister for Highlands and Islands and Gaelic Alasdair Morrison MSP2000–Nov. 2001Labour Party
Deputy Minister for Culture and Sport
(Sport, the Arts and Culture from March 2001)
Allan Wilson MSP2000–Nov. 2001Labour Party
Deputy Minister for Finance and Local Government Peter Peacock MSP2000–Nov. 2001Labour Party
Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care Malcolm Chisholm MSP2000–Nov. 2001Labour Party
Deputy Minister for Justice Iain Gray MSP2000–Nov. 2001Labour Party
Deputy Minister for Parliament Tavish Scott MSP2000–Mar. 2001Liberal Democrat
Euan Robson MSPMar.–Nov. 2001Liberal Democrats
Deputy Minister for Rural Development
(Environment and Rural Development from March 2001)
Rhona Brankin MSP2000–Nov. 2001Labour Party
Deputy Minister for Transport and Planning Lewis Macdonald MSPMar.–Nov. 2001Labour Party
Solicitor General for Scotland Neil Davidson QC2000–Nov. 2001Labour Party

Changes

Tavish Scott resigned from his post of Deputy Minister for Parliament on 9 March 2001.[3][4] He was replaced by Euan Robson.[5]

Sam Galbraith resigned from his post of Minister for Environment, Sport and Culture on 20 March 2001.[6] Following his resignation, the environment portfolio was combined with that of rural development, planning was added to the transport portfolio, and the sport and culture portfolio was given Deputy Minister Allan Wilson without a promotion to minister. In addition, a new post of Deputy Minister for Transport and Planning in line with the expanded transport portfolio. This post was filled by Lewis Macdonald.[7][8]

References

  1. "Ministers, Law Officers and Ministerial Parliamentary Aides by Cabinet: Session 1" (PDF). Scottish Parliament. 30 March 2007. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  2. "Scottish Ministers". www.scottish.parliament.uk. Scottish Parliament. Archived from the original on 18 April 2001. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  3. "Fish row claims first casualty". BBC News. 10 March 2001. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  4. "Tavish Scott". scottish.parliament.uk. Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  5. "Euan Robson". scottish.parliament.uk. Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  6. "'Outgoing' minister puts health first". BBC News. 20 March 2001. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  7. "Environment job is abolished as Galbraith quits". The Daily Telegraph. 21 March 2001. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  8. "Lewis Macdonald". scottish.parliament.uk. Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
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