Cathy Jamieson

Catherine Mary Jamieson[1] (born 3 November 1956) is a Scottish former Labour and Co-operative politician. Jamieson served in the Scottish Executive as Minister for Education and Young People from 2001 to 2003 and Minister for Justice from 2003 to 2007. She was Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley from 1999 to 2011 and Member of Parliament (MP) for Kilmarnock and Loudoun from 2010 to 2015.

Cathy Jamieson
Official portrait, 2003
Leader of the Scottish Labour Party
Acting
28 June 2008  13 September 2008
UK party leaderGordon Brown
Preceded byWendy Alexander
Succeeded byIain Gray
Acting
15 August 2007  14 September 2007
UK party leaderGordon Brown
Preceded byJack McConnell
Succeeded byWendy Alexander
Acting
8 November 2001  22 November 2001
UK party leaderTony Blair
Preceded byHenry McLeish
Succeeded byJack McConnell
Deputy Leader of the Scottish Labour Party
In office
21 October 2000  28 June 2008
Leader
  • Henry McLeish
  • Jack McConnell
  • Wendy Alexander
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byJohann Lamont
Ministerial offices
Minister for Justice
In office
21 May 2003  17 May 2007
First MinisterJack McConnell
Preceded byJim Wallace
Succeeded byKenny MacAskill
Minister for Education and Young People
In office
22 November 2001  20 May 2003
First MinisterJack McConnell
Preceded byJack McConnell
Succeeded byPeter Peacock
Further offices held
Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury
In office
8 October 2011  8 May 2015
LeaderEd Miliband
Preceded byDavid Hanson
Succeeded byRichard Burgon
Parliamentary Business Manager of the Scottish Labour Party
In office
18 May 2007  18 September 2007
Leader
  • Jack McConnell
  • Herself (acting)
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byPaul Martin
Member of Parliament
for Kilmarnock and Loudoun
In office
6 May 2010  30 March 2015
Preceded byDes Browne
Succeeded byAlan Brown
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
In office
6 May 1999  22 March 2011
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byAdam Ingram
Personal details
Born
Catherine Mary Jamieson

(1956-11-03) 3 November 1956 (age 64)
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
Political partyScottish Labour Co-operative
Alma materGlasgow School of Art
Goldsmiths, University of London
Websitewww.cathyjamieson.com