Clare Adamson was elected as the Constituency MSP for Motherwell and Wishaw in May 2016, having previously represented the Central Scotland region from 2011 to 2016. Clare is Convener of the Education and Skills Committee at the Scottish Parliament, and is also Convener of the Cross Party Group on Accident Prevention and Safety Awareness, and the Cross Party Group on Science and Technology.
Before being elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2011, Clare previously served as a Councillor for the Wishaw ward on North Lanarkshire Council from 2007 to 2012. Previously, Clare was the Campaigns Project Manager at SNP HQ. Prior to her career in politics, Clare had a 15 year career in IT, previously graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University with a BSc in Computer Information Systems.
Clare lives locally with her husband, son, and her dog Coco. Outside of politics, she has interests in folk music and reading.