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Minister for Community Safety & Legal Affairs

Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs

Annabelle Ewing MSP
Annabelle Ewing MSPBiography

Annabelle graduated with EC Law Honours from Glasgow University in 1981. Following post-graduate studies in Bologna and Amsterdam, and 10 years as Brussels-based EC lawyer, Annabelle returned to run a small legal practice in Glasgow.

She was elected as MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife region in May 2011 and re-elected in May 2016. She was previously elected as the MP for Perth between 2001-2005.

Annabelle was appointed as Minister for Youth and Women’s Employment on November 21, 2014.  She was appointed as Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs in May 2016.

Annabelle is interested in reading, travelling, gardening and swimming.

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