Anne has been a member of the Scottish Parliament since May 2011 when she was elected from the Labour list to represent the Glasgow region. Prior to becoming an MSP, Anne had a diverse career history including her role as a Glasgow City Councillor for Drumchapel/Anniesland, her work as a Community Development worker and as a dance teacher. She was also the chair of Blairdardie Primary School’s Parent Forum.
After attending Chryston High School in North Lanarkshire, Anne returned to education to study Community Education at the University of Strathclyde where she graduated in 1996.
Anne is a member of the Co-operative party and Unite the Union as well as the Glasgow Labour Women’s Forum.
She is Scottish Labour’s Shadow Minister for Democracy.
She is currently a member of the European and External Relations Committee and a substitute member of the Equal Opportunities Committee. In addition, she is a member of a number of Cross-Party Groups (CPGs) and the Deputy Convenor of the CPGs on Credit Unions, Heart Disease and Stroke, Social Enterprise, Poland and Tibet.
Anne has lived in the Knightswood area of Glasgow for over 20 years, and still resides there with her husband and three children. She is passionate about social justice and has a keen interest in women’s issues.