Brian Adam


Brian Adam

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constituency_MP = Aberdeen North
parliament = Scottish
majority = 3,749 (15.1%)
term_start = 1 May 2003
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predecessor = Elaine Thomson
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birth_place = Newmill, Scotland
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alma_mater = University of Aberdeen
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Brian Adam (born 10 June, 1948, Newmill) is a Scottish National Party (SNP) Member of the Scottish Parliament for Aberdeen North.

He was an Aberdeen District Councillor from 1988 until 1996 and an Aberdeen City Councillor from 1995 until his election. In 1999 he contested Aberdeen North, reducing the Labour majority from 10,000 at the 1997 Westminster election to just 398. He was elected as the second North East Scotland regional MSP in 1999 and went on to win the Aberdeen North constituency from Labour in the 2003 election with a majority of 457. He held the constituency in the 2007 election with a majority of 3,749.

A graduate of the University of Aberdeen, he worked as the principal biochemist at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and was a trade union activist prior to his election. He is a father of 5 and grandfather of one. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Brian Adam is also an avid follower of Aberdeen Football Club and attends the majority of their games.

Shadow Ministerial Posts

* May 1999 to September 2000 - Deputy Whip
* September 2000 to April 2003 - Deputy Business Manager & Deputy Chief Whip
* May 2003 to September 2004 - Shadow Deputy Minister for Education & Lifelong Learning
* September 2004 - Shadow Deputy Minister for Tourism

Parliamentary Posts

* June 2003 - Convener of the Standards Committee
* May 2007 - Chief Whip

External links

* [http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/msp/membersPages/brian_adam/index.htm Brian Adam MSP] Biography at the Scottish Parliament website
* [http://www.snp.org/people/parliamentarians/brian-adam-msp Brian Adam MSP] Biography at the SNP website
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