Christine has been the constituency MSP for Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale since 2011. She was a South of Scotland Region MSP from 1999-2011.
Joining the party nearly 40 years ago – Christine has held a number of party posts. She has been Deputy Presiding Officer since the 2016 election and is also Convener of the Cross Party Group on Animal Welfare. She was Shadow Minister for Social Justice in the SNP’s Shadow Cabinet and has been spokesperson for older people, for social security, convenor of the Parliament’s Health Committee and convener of the Justice 1 Committee.
Previously a secondary teacher and solicitor, she has an M.A, LLB, Dip. ED, Dip. LLP, NP. Christine is a mother to two sons and a granny. She has a cat and is a gardening aficionado.
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