Alex Neil MSP Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners' Rights


Alex Neil

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    Scottish National Party Principal ‘Reserved Matters’ Spokesperson for Social Security 1999-2001; Minister for Housing and Communities 2009-11; Cabinet Secretary for: Infrastructure and Capital Investment 2011-12, Health and Wellbeing 2012-14, Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners' Rights 2014-.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Kilmarnock and Loudon constituency 1999 and Hamilton North and Bellshill constituency 2003 and 2007 Scottish Parliament elections. MSP for Central Scotland region 1999-2011, and for Airdrie and Shotts constituency since 5 May 2011.
  • Political interests

    Economics, social policy, housing.
  • Party groups

    General secretary, Scottish Labour Party 1977-79; Member, Scottish National Party 1985-.
  • All party groups (office-holding)

    Vice-convener Construction Group -2007; Convener Scottish Economy Group 2005-11.

Election record for Airdrie and Shotts, 05 May 2011

Party Percentage of votes
Scottish National Party 50.15%
Labour 41.78%
Conservative 5.84%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Neil, Alex Scottish National Party 11,984 50.15
Whitefield, Karen Labour 9,983 41.78
Crozier, Robert Conservative 1,396 5.84
Love, John Liberal Democrat 531 2.22
Majority 2,001 votes
Electorate 51,336
Turnout (23,894) 46.54%

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