Tom McCabe

British politician

Thomas "Tom" McCabe (28 April 1954 – 19 April 2015) was a Scottish Labour Party politician. He was Minister for Finance in the Scottish Executive, and was Member of the Scottish Parliament for Hamilton South until May 2011.

Tom McCabe
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Minister for Finance and Public Service Reform
In office
4 October 2004 – 16 May 2007
First MinisterJack McConnell
Preceded byAndy Kerr
Succeeded byJohn Swinney
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Hamilton South
In office
6 May 1999 – 5 May 2011
Preceded byNew constituency
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Majority3,652 (15.7%)
Personal details
Born(1954-04-28)28 April 1954
Hamilton, South Lanarkshire
Died19 April 2015(2015-04-19) (aged 60)
Hamilton, South Lanarkshire
Political partyScottish Labour Party
Domestic partnerLorraine Davidson (separated)

He became an MSP in the first elections to the Scottish Parliament in 1999, later holding the positions of Minister for Parliament (1999–2001), Minister for Health and Community Care (2003–2004), and Minister for Finance.

McCabe died in April 2015 after a short illness, aged 60.[1]


  1. "Former MSP Tom McCabe dies aged 60". BBC News. 19 April 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2015.