Angela Constance MSP
- MSP for Almond Valley
Angela Constance is Minister for Youth Employment and the MSP for Almond Valley Constituency.
Formerly SNP councillor for the Carmondean ward in Livingston, she was re-elected for the third time in 2003 with an increased majority.
She was SNP candidate in Livingston for the 2005 general election with a swing to the SNP from Labour of 1.2%, and stood as the Livingston by-election candidate in September 2005, when she increased the SNP share of the vote by 11%. She was the SNP Group's spokesperson for children services and lifelong learning on West Lothian Council. She previously served on the Cabinet as Minister for Children and Young People.
She was born in Blackburn and raised in Addiewell and West Calder. She attended local schools and completed her education at the Universities of Glasgow and Stirling. She lives in West Lothian with her husband and has one child.