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Adam Ingram (SNP politician)

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Adam Hamilton Ingram (born 1 May 1951) is a Scottish politician who was a Scottish National Party (SNP) Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) from 1999 to 2016. He was first a MSP for the South of Scotland region from 1999 to 2011, then the MSP for the Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley constituency from 2011 to 2016.

Adam Ingram
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Minister for Children and Early Years
In office
17 May 2007 – 25 May 2011
First MinisterAlex Salmond
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byAngela Constance (Minister for Children and Young People)
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
In office
6 May 2011 – 23 March 2016
Preceded byCathy Jamieson
Succeeded byJeane Freeman
Majority2,581
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for South of Scotland
(1 of 7 Regional MSPs)
In office
6 May 1999 – 22 March 2011
Personal details
Born (1951-05-01) 1 May 1951 (age 68)
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
Political partyScottish National Party
Spouse(s)Married
ChildrenFour children
ProfessionEconomist
Websiteweb.archive.org/web/20150801040406/http://adamingrammsp.com/

Early lifeEdit

Ingram was born on 1 May 1951 in Kilmarnock, Scotland. He was an economist before becoming a parliamentarian, and had been the SNP's national organiser.

Electoral recordEdit

Ingram stood as a candidate in the Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley constituency in the first four Scottish Parliament elections. In the first three elections he lost to Labour's Cathy Jamieson but was elected as a list MSP for the South of Scotland region each time in 1999, 2003 and 2007. He was elected to the constituency in the 2011 election with a majority of 2,581 votes over his nearest rival, Richard Leonard, future Leader of the Scottish Labour Party.

Positions heldEdit

Ingram was a shadow deputy minister from 2000 onwards, with responsibility for Children and Early Education from 2004. After the SNP formed a minority government in 2007, Ingram was the Scottish Government's Minister for Children and Early Years until 2011.

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