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Nigel Don

Nigel Don
Convener of the Scottish Parliament Subordinate Legislation Committee
Assumed office
14 June 2011
Preceded by Jamie Stone
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Angus North and Mearns
In office
3 May 2007 – 22 March 2011
Majority 7286
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for North East Scotland
In office
3 May 2007 – 22 March 2011
Personal details
Born (1954-04-16) 16 April 1954 (age 60)
London Borough of Sutton
Nationality Scottish
Political party Scottish National Party

Nigel Don MSP (born 16 April 1954) is a Scottish politician. He was the successful SNP candidate for Angus North and Mearns in the 2011 Scottish Parliamentary election. A member of the Scottish National Party (SNP), he was elected by Party List to the Scottish Parliament to represent North East Scotland region at the 2007 election.


He was educated at King's College School, Pembroke College, Cambridge (MA 1978; MEng 2001) and the University of London (LLB).

Nigel's previous jobs include a 13 year career as a chemical engineer with Unilever. He then decided to take time out of working to stay at home and raise his children, which allowed his wife to continue working. He later became a music teacher and a publisher.

Political career

Prior to his election to the Scottish Parliament, Nigel was a councillor (2003-2007) for Ninewells ward, and SNP Group Convenor on Dundee City Council. He was elected in May 2007 to the multi-member Lochee ward but resigned as councillor on 23 August 2007 to concentrate on his role as MSP.[1]

As an MSP, Nigel is Convenor of the Cross-Party Group on Construction and a Member of the Cross-Party Groups on Oil and Gas, Life Sciences, Deaf Awareness, and Renewable Energy.

Between 2007 and 2011 he served as Parliamentary Liaison Officer (PLO) to Kenny MacAskill MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice. The post of PLO is unpaid and is intended to support the Cabinet Secretary in developing and maintaining a positive and constructive relationship between the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government.

As of 2013, Nigel is Convenor of the Subordinate Legislation Committee, and a member of the Rural Affairs Climate Change and Environment Committee.

His Political Interests include Law, Energy, Nutrition and Weight Management, Environment and Culture.

Nigel is married to Dr Wendy Wrieden; they have two adult children.


External links

  • Register of Interests at Scottish Parliament webpage
  • Nigel Don Biography at SNP website
  • [1] Website with news releases and surgery times
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