Rosemary McKenna

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Rosemary McKenna CBE Rosemary was born in Renfrewshire, brought up in Glasgow and is married with four grown-up children


Secretarial positions (Private sector) 1958 - 1965. Primary School Teacher, 1974 - 1994 (Diploma in Primary Education from Notre Dame College of Education. Glasgow 1974)

Labour Party

Joined 1966 on moving to live in Cumbernauld.

Positions held:

All officer positions in Branch. Constituency Vice-Chair, 1976 - 1979 Constituency Chair, 1979 - 1985 (On becoming Leader of the Council)

Member of the Scottish Executive

Member of National Local Government Committee, 1994 - 1996.

Elected Positions

Member of Parliament for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, 1997 and 2005

Parliamentary Duties 2001

Member of 2 Select Committees Culture Media and Sport and Procedure

Councillor, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth District Council, 1984-1996

Leader and Convenor of Housing 1984 - 1988. Provost 1988 - 1992. Leader and Convenor of Policy & Resources 1992 - 1994

Councillor North Lanarkshire Council 1995-1997.

Convention of Scottish Local Authorities Chair, Equal Opportunities Committee 1988-1992 Chair, Arts & Recreation Committee 1992-1994. Vice President 1992-1994 President 1994-1996.

Chair of both UK and European Standing Committees of Women Elected Members of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions.

Appointed Positions

Member of the Committee of the Regions 1993 to 1998, rapporteur for various opinions on educations and training and equality issues.

Chair, Scotland Europa, Brussels 1995-1997.

Additional Information Executive Member, Scottish Constitutional Convention since its inception Chair of the Powers Working Party.

Formerly member of various boards of voluntary bodies, The Centre for Scottish Public Policy, Training 2000, Equal Opportunities Advisory Board, Chair of Fair Play Scotland Nominated European Woman of the Year 1996. [1]


  1. Labour Party Website last accessed 14th September 2007