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Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities

Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities

Angela Constance MSP
Angela Constance MSPBiography

Angela Constance was born, raised and educated in West Lothian.  Prior to 2007, she worked as a social worker and mental health officer and was a local councillor in Livingston.

She has been a Member of the Scottish Parliament since May 2007, first for the Livingston constituency and now for the Almond Valley constituency.

She has served as Minister for Youth Employment and Cabinet Secretary for Training Youth and Women's Employment.  She was appointed as Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning in November 2014.  In May 2016, she was appointed Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities

Welfare policy, community empowerment, devolution to communities and reform of local government, equalities, religious and faith organisations, protection and development of social and human rights, third sector and social economy, democratic renewal, local government, housing, homelessness, community planning, planning, business improvement districts, town centres, building standards, social security, implementation of new powers, measures against poverty, disabilities, older people, tackling inequalities, social justice, regeneration.

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