- Bruce Crawford
name = Bruce Crawford
honorific-suffix = MSP
Minister for Parliamentary Business
17 May 2007
predecessor = Margaret Curran
successor = Incumbent
constituency_MP2 = Stirling
parliament2 = Scottish
majority2 = 620 (1.9%)
3 May 2007
birth_date = Birth date and age|1955|02|16|df=yes
birth_place = Perth
nationality = Scottish
Scottish National Party
spouse = Jacqueline Crawford
Crawford was born in Perth. Prior to entering politics, he was a human resource manager with the
Scottish Office. Crawford served as councillor for Kinrosson Perth and KinrossDistrict Council from 1988 to 1996 and on Perth and Kinross Council from 1995 to 2001. Crawford was also Leader of Perth and Kinross Council from 1995 to 1999.
He was elected to the
Scottish Parliamentto represent Mid Scotland and Fifeat the 1999 election. He was re-elected in 2003. He ran John Swinney's campaign to be re-elected as SNP National Convenor when he was challenged by Dr. Bill Wilson in late 2003. At the 2007 Scottish Parliament election, Crawford gained the Stirling seat from the Labour Party.
Following the adoption of a new constitution by the SNP in 2004, Crawford was appointed as the SNP's Business Convener. After the SNP's victory at the 2007 Scottish Parliament election, Crawford became the Minister for Parliamentary Business.
Crawford is married to Jacqueline and they have three sons.
* [http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/msp/membersPages/bruce_crawford_jp/index.htm Bruce Crawford MSP] Biography at Scottish Parliament website
* [http://www.snp-bannockburn.org/bruce-crawford-snp-msp.html Bruce Crawford MSP] Bannockburn SNP website details on Bruce Crawford
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