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Encyclopedia > Rhona Brankin

Rhona Brankin, (born 19 January 1950), was first elected to represent Midlothian, Scotland in the Scottish Parliament in 1999 and was re-elected in 2003. Before entering the Scottish Parliament she was a teacher and a lecturer on special educational needs. She is married with two grown-up daughters. Rhona was Deputy Minister for Culture and Sport in the Scottish Executive from 1999-2000 and Deputy Minister for Environment and Rural Development from 2000-2001. In October 2004 she was appointed Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care. January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Midlothian is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland, and a Lieutenancy Area. ... The Scottish Parliament (Pàrlamaid na h-Alba in Gaelic, Scots Pairlament in Scots) is the national legislature of Scotland. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of Freshwater The European Disability Year Events January January 1 - Luíz Inácio Lula Da Silva becomes the 37th President of Brazil. ... The Scottish Executive (Riaghaltas na h-Alba in Gaelic) is the executive arm of the Scottish Parliament. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October is the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Brankin is a graduate of Aberdeen University and former chair of the Scottish Labour Party University of Aberdeen Motto: Initium sapientiae timor domini (The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom) Logo © University of Aberdeen The University of Aberdeen is a university in Aberdeen, Scotland, founded by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen in 1495 as Kings College. ... The Labour Party is a centre-left or social democratic political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ...


External link

  • Scottish Parliament biography (http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/msp/membersPages/rhona_brankin/index.htm)
  • Constituency website (http://www.rhonabrankin.com)
  • Scottish Executive (http://www.scotland.gov.uk)

See Also

List of Scottish Executive Ministerial Teams Dewar Government Donald Dewar, Scotlands first First Minister, obtained the Scottish Parliaments approval to the first slate of members of the Scottish Executive and Junior Scottish Ministers on 19 May 1999. ...


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Rhona Brankin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (156 words)
Rhona Brankin (born 19 January 1950) was first elected to represent Midlothian in the Scottish Parliament in 1999 and was re-elected in 2003.
Rhona was Deputy Minister for Culture and Sport in the Scottish Executive from 1999-2000 and Deputy Minister for Environment and Rural Development from 2000-2001.
Brankin is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen and former chair of the Scottish Labour Party.
Midlothian Rural Schools Action Group - Politics (946 words)
Rhona Brankin, MSP for Midlothian raised a series of written questions for the Minister for Education and Young People, Peter Peacock to answer.
Rhona Brankin (Midlothian) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is any research evidence to suggest that the fabric of school buildings alone accounts for differences in educational attainment.
Rhona Brankin (Midlothian) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive how many rural schools have avoided closure as a result of the measures in the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 and the Education (Scotland) Act 1981 to safeguard rural schools.
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