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Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Scotland

The Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment is a junior ministerial post in the Scottish Government. As a result, the Minister does not attend[1] the Scottish Cabinet.

The current Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment is Marco Biagi MSP, who was appointed on 21 November 2014.

History

In 2011, the position of Minister for Local Government and Planning was created; the portfolio changed in November 2014 following a reshuffle by Nicola Sturgeon when she became First Minister of Scotland.

List of Office Holders

Minister for Local Government and Planning

Name Portrait Entered Office Left Office Party
Aileen Campbell 25 May 2011 5 December 2011 Scottish National Party
Derek Mackay 6 December 2011 21 November 2014 Scottish National Party

Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment

Marco Biagi 21 November 2014 incumbent Scottish National Party

References

  1. ^ Scotland Act (1998), Only those appointed under Section 47 of the Scotland Act "attend" Cabinet. Junior ministers are appointed under Section 49 and may be "present".

External links

  • Scottish Government - Cabinet and Ministers
  • Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment


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