Angus MacKay
MacKay as a government minister
Minister for Finance and Local Government
In office
2 November 2000 – 28 November 2001
First MinisterHenry McLeish
Preceded byJack McConnell
Succeeded byAndy Kerr
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Edinburgh South
In office
6 May 1999 – 31 March 2003
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byMike Pringle
Personal details
Born1964 (age 56–57)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Political partyScottish Labour Party

Angus MacKay (born 1964) is a Scottish Labour Party politician who served as Minister for Finance and Local Government from 2000 to 2001. He was the Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the Edinburgh South constituency from 1999 to 2003.

Early life and career

MacKay was born in 1964 in Edinburgh.[1][2] He was educated at St Augustine's High School and graduated with a degree in Politics and Modern History from the University of Edinburgh. He was elected to City of Edinburgh Council in 1995 before being elected to the Scottish Parliament for Edinburgh South at the 1999 Scottish Parliament election.[2]

Scottish Parliament

MacKay was made a deputy minister in the first Scottish Executive, deputising for Minister for Justice Jim Wallace. After the death of Donald Dewar in 2000, he was campaign manager for Henry McLeish who went on to succeed Dewar as First Minister. McLeish appointed MacKay as Minister of Finance and Local Government, replacing Jack McConnell.[2]

When McLeish resigned in 2001, McConnell was elected as his replacement unopposed. In McConnell's first cabinet reshuffle, MacKay was sacked from the Executive.[3]

In the 2003 Scottish Parliament election, MacKay was not re-elected after being defeated by the Liberal Democrat candidate Mike Pringle.[4]


  1. ^ "MACKAY, Angus". Burke's Peerage. Archived from the original on 27 March 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Profile: Angus MacKay". BBC News. 8 November 2001. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  3. ^ Peterkin, Tom (28 November 2001). "McConnell wields the knife on cabinet". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Vote 2003 at-a-glance". BBC News. 2 May 2003. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
Scottish Parliament New parliamentScotland Act 1998 Member of the Scottish Parliament for Edinburgh South1999–2003 Succeeded byMike Pringle Political offices Preceded byJack McConnellas Minister for Finance Minister for Finance and Local Government2000–2001 Succeeded byAndy Kerras Minister for Finance and Public Services New office Deputy Minister for Justice1999–2000 Succeeded byIain Gray