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Graeme James Pearson (born 1 April 1950) is a Labour politician who was Member of the Scottish Parliament for the South Scotland region from 2011 to 2016.[1] He is a former police officer and Director General of the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency.

Graeme Pearson
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for South Scotland
In office
5 May 2011 – 23 March 2016
Personal details
Born (1950-04-01) 1 April 1950 (age 69)
Political partyScottish Labour Party
OccupationMember of the Scottish Parliament
ProfessionPolice Officer, Politician

He was appointed to the position of Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Justice in the Scottish Labour frontbench team by Johann Lamont in June 2013.[2]r

Pearson was appointed as the Chief Executive of Scotland in Union in January 2017, in succession to Alastair Cameron, founder of the pressure group.[3] He was succeeded in the post at the organisation (now known as Scotland in the Union) the following August by the former Labour MP Pamela Nash.[4]


  1. ^ "Details for Pearson, Graeme: Session 4 (5 May 2011 - 23 March 2016)". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Johann Lamont in Scottish Labour front bench shake-up". BBC News. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Ex-Labour MSP Graeme Pearson takes on Scotland In Union role". The Herald. Glasgo. 23 January 2017. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  4. ^ MacNab, Scott (21 August 2017). "Nash to lead pro-UK campaign group". The Scotman. Retrieved 21 August 2017.