Siobhian Brown was elected to the Scottish Parliament in May 2021 as Ayr’s first female SNP MSP, breaking 21 years of Conservative victories.
At Parliament, Siobhian is Convener of the Covid-19 Recovery Committee and is also the Convener of the Cross Party Group on Town and Town Centres. She is also involved in Cross Party Groups on Tourism, Poland, Animal Welfare, Horse racing, WASPI and Advanced Manufacturing.
Born in London to Scottish parents, Siobhian emigrated to Australia when she was 4 and was raised and educated in Sydney. Once Siobhian left school, like most Aussies she travelled the world, working in Spain, Italy, London and Scotland. Scotland captured her heart and Siobhian moved here in 1999.
Siobhian was always very involved in the local community and charity work. In 2010 Siobhian set up a “Global Charity Benny Walk” for her friend’s son who died of a DIPG Brain tumour at the age of 5. Siobhian also set up South Ayrshire Babybank and has been very active in local environmental issues.
The Scottish Independence Referendum in 2014 ignited an interest and passion for politics and she joined the SNP the day after the result. Siobhian said joining the SNP gave “me a glimmer of hope for my children’s futures after a very dark day.” Siobhian joined her local SNP branch and was encouraged to stand in the Local Council elections. Siobhian was elected as an SNP Ayr West councillor and was portfolio holder for Economy, Leisure and Tourism during her time there.
Away from politics, Siobhian loves enjoying the Ayrshire Coast with her husband, children and Ruby the dog.