Kezia Dugdale

British politician

Kezia Alexandra Ross Dugdale (born 28 August 1981)[1] is a Scottish politician. She was the leader of the Scottish Labour Party from 2015 until 2017.[2] She is a member of the Scottish Parliament.

Kezia Dugdale

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Leader of the Scottish Labour Party
In office
15 August 2015 – 29 August 2017
DeputyAlex Rowley
Preceded byJim Murphy
Succeeded byRichard Leonard
Scottish Labour Spokesperson for
Finance and the Constitution
In office
25 May 2016 – 29 August 2017
LeaderAlex Rowley (Acting)
Jackie Baillie (Acting)
Richard Leonard
ShadowingDerek Mackay
Preceded byJackie Baillie
Succeeded byJames Kelly
Deputy Leader of the Scottish Labour Party
In office
13 December 2014 – 13 June 2015
LeaderJim Murphy
Preceded byAnas Sarwar
Succeeded byAlex Rowley
Scottish Labour Spokesperson for Education and Lifelong Learning
In office
29 June 2013 – 13 December 2014
LeaderJohann Lamont
ShadowingMike Russell
Angela Constance
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byIain Gray
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Lothian
Assumed office
5 May 2011
Preceded byFiona Hyslop
Personal details
Born (1981-08-28) 28 August 1981 (age 38)
Aberdeen, Scotland
Political partyLabour Co-operative
Alma materUniversity of Aberdeen
University of Edinburgh
WebsiteOfficial website


  1. "Kezia Dugdale". 5 June 2016. Archived from the original on 20 July 2014.
  2. "Kezia Dugdale quits as Scottish Labour leader". BBC News. 29 August 2017. Archived from the original on 29 August 2017.