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Henry McLeish

Personal data
Date of birth15 June 1948(age 68)
Place of birthMethil, Scotland
Political partyLabour
2nd First Minister of Scotland
In office26 October 2000 - 8 November 2001
MonarchElizabeth II
DeputyJim Wallace
Succeeded byJim Wallace (Acting)
Preceded byJim Wallace (Acting)
Leader of Labour in the Scottish Parliament
In office27 October 2000 - 8 November 2001
Succeeded byJack McConnell
Preceded byDonald Dewar
Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning
In office17 May 1999 - 26 October 2000
First ministerDonald Dewar
Jim Wallace (Acting)
Succeeded byWendy Alexander
Preceded byPosition established
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Central Fife
In office6 May 1999 - 1 May 2003
Succeeded byChristine May
Preceded byConstituency Created
Member of Parliament
for Central Fife
In office11 June 1987 - 7 June 2001
Succeeded byJohn MacDougall
Preceded byWillie Hamilton

Henry McLeish

Personal information
Playing positionWing half

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Henry Baird McLeish (born 15 June 1948) is a Scottish Labour Party politician, author and academic. Formerly a professional association football player, McLeish was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Fife from 1987 to 2001 and the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Central Fife from 1999 to 2003, during which time he also served as the second First Minister of Scotland, from 2000 to 2001, following the sudden death of Donald Dewar. He resigned in 2001 following a financial scandal.

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