Des McNulty (born 28 July 1952, Stockport (then Cheshire, England), UK) is a Labour politician, and was a Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Clydebank and Milngavie constituency from 1999 to 2011, serving as Labour's Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning until he was defeated for re-election at the 2011 election.
|Member of the Scottish Parliament|
for Clydebank and Milngavie
6 May 1999 – 22 March 2011
|Preceded by||new constituency|
|Born||28 July 1952|
|Political party||Scottish Labour Party|
|Alma mater||University of York|
Early life and careerEdit
McNulty studied at St Bede's College, Manchester and graduated from the University of York in social sciences in 1974. Before entering the Scottish Parliament, he worked at Glasgow Caledonian University as a sociologist, later becoming head of strategic planning.
He served as Deputy Minister for Social Justice from 2002 to 2003, but was replaced after the 2003 election. He returned to ministerial office in November 2006 as Deputy Communities Minister.
On becoming leader of Labour in the Scottish Parliament in September 2008, Iain Gray appointed McNulty Shadow Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change. McNulty also served on the Scottish Parliament Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee. On 27 October 2009 he was appointed Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning by Iain Gray. He is married and has two sons.
|New constituency|| Member of the Scottish Parliament for Clydebank and Milngavie
| Deputy Minister for Communities
| Deputy Minister for Social Justice
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