Margaret Patricia Curran

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Margaret Patricia Curran
Margaret Curran MP,
Academy House,
1346 Shettleston Road,
G32 9AT
United Kingdom
Telephone: 0141 778 8993


About Margaret Curran

Margaret was elected to represent Glasgow Baillieston at the inception of the Scottish Parliament in 1999, and re-elected in 2003 and again in 2007.

Before entering the Scottish Parliament Margaret was a lecturer in community education at the University of Strathclyde and also spent time as a community worker.

As an MSP, Margaret held several posts, including the Convener of the Housing, Social Justice & Voluntary Sector Committee and Deputy Minister for Social Justice.

Under Jack McConnell, Margaret served as Minister for Communities, and remained on the front bench as Shadow spokeperson for Health and Wellbeing before Iain Gray asked her to be Cabinet Member with responsibilities for Policy Development.

In May 2010, Margaret was elected as the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Glasgow East and was made the Shadow Minister for Disabilities in the shadow Work and Pensions team.

In October 2011 Margaret was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland.