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Bruce Crawford

Bruce Crawford

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Cabinet Secretary for Parliament and Government Strategy

19 May 2011 - 5 September 2012
Alex Salmond
office created
Nicola Sturgeon
Minister for Parliamentary Business

17 May 2007 - 19 May 2011
Alex Salmond
Margaret Curran
Brian Adam
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Stirling

3 May 2007
Sylvia Jackson
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Mid Scotland and Fife

6 May 1999 - 3 May 2007
Personal details
Born (1955-02-16) 16 February 1955 (age 65)
Political partyScottish National Party
Spouse(s)Jacqueline Crawford

Robert Hardie Bruce Crawford (born 16 February 1955) is a Scottish National Party politician.


Crawford was born in Perth. Prior to entering politics, he was a human resource manager with the Scottish Office. Crawford served as councillor for Kinross on Perth and Kinross District Council from 1988 to 1996 and on Perth and Kinross Council from 1995 to 2001. Crawford was also Leader of Perth and Kinross Council from 1995 to 1999.

Crawford is married to Jacqueline and they have three sons.

Member of the Scottish Parliament

He was elected to the Scottish Parliament to represent Mid Scotland and Fife at the 1999 election. He was re-elected in 2003. He ran John Swinney's campaign to be re-elected as SNP National Convenor when he was challenged by Dr. Bill Wilson in late 2003. At the 2007 Scottish Parliament election, Crawford gained the Stirling seat from the Labour Party.

Following the adoption of a new constitution by the SNP in 2004, Crawford was appointed as the SNP's Business Convener. After the SNP's victory at the 2007 Scottish Parliament election, Crawford became the Minister for Parliamentary Business.[1]

On 18 February 2020, he announced that he would stand down as an MSP at the 2021 election.[2]

Government Minister

Crawford was appointed to the junior ministerial position of Minister for Parliamentary Business following the election of the SNP minority government following the 2007 general election.[3] On 19 May 2011 he became the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Parliamentary Business and Government Strategy, departing from this role on 5 September 2012.

See also


  1. ^ "Previous MSPs: Session 3 (2007-2011): Bruce Crawford MSP". The Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 2014.
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  3. ^ "Salmond announces his new cabinet". BBC News. 16 May 2007. Retrieved 2014.

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