Ken Macintosh

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Kenneth "Ken" Macintosh (born 15 January 1962) is a Scottish Labour politician. He is the MSP for the Eastwood constituency, and Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, shadowing Fiona Hyslop. He was first elected in the 1999 Scottish Parliament election and retained his seat in the 2003, 2007 and the 2011 elections.

Background

Born in Inverness, Macintosh was educated at the Royal High School, Edinburgh and graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an History MA (Hons) in 1984. Before entering the Scottish Parliament he was a television producer for BBC News. He and his wife Claire live in Busby, East Renfrewshire with their six children.

Member of the Scottish Parliament

After his election, Macintosh was a ministerial aide until he voted against the Scottish Executive over the closure of the A&E department at the Glasgow Victoria Infirmary., BBC News, September 12, 2002 In 2005 Macintosh had to resign from his position as Deputy Convenor on the Standards Committee after it was revealed he had failed to declare £330 of hospitality from McDonald's within the required time., BBC News, June 7, 2005

In 2006 and 2007 Macintosh has proposed a Member's Bill to the Scottish Parliament providing for the tougher regulation of sunbed parlours, which passed successfully., BBC News December 27, 2006 Since his election in 1999 has been a member of the...
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