Hugh Henry MSP

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Gender MALE
Occupation Member of the Scottish Parliament
Location Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Introduction Hugh Henry is a Scottish Labour politician and has been a Member of the Scottish Parliament for Paisley South since 1999. He was appointed Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care in the Scottish Executive in 2001, and moved to become Deputy Minister for Social Justice in 2002. He was appointed Deputy Minister for Justice after the Scottish Parliamentary Election, 2003, and became Minister for Education in 2006. Since 2007 he has been Convener of the Public Audit Committee during which time the Committee won the award of the Committee of the Year. He was awarded the Scottish Politician of the Year in 2010, and Committee MSP of the Year in 2014. Since the 2011 elections Hugh has been representing new Renfrewshire South Constituency. He was raised in Erskine, Renfrewshire and educated at St Mirin's Academy in Paisley, at the University of Glasgow and at Jordanhill College of Education in Glasgow. He has worked as an accountant with IBM UK Ltd, as a teacher and as a welfare rights officer with Strathclyde Regional Council. He was a local councillor from 1984 until 1999, including 4 years as leader of Renfrewshire Council. He is married with two daughters and one son.