Paul McLennan was appointed as Minister for Housing in March 2023.
Supports the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice.
Specific responsibilities are:
- Affordable Housing Supply Programme
- Housing to 2040 strategy
- homelessness and rough sleeping
- cladding remediation
- welfare and debt advice
- regulation of existing housing systems
Paul McLennan served as a local councillor for the Dunbar and East Linton multi-member ward of East Lothian Council since 2007, and was leader of the Council from 2009 to 2012.
He has been a board member of NHS Lothian, the regional offices of Scottish Enterprise and the Commission on School Reform.
He was elected as MSP for East Lothian in 2021.
- read more about Paul McLennan on the Scottish Parliament website
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