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Robert Brown graduated from Aberdeen University with a first class honours degree in law.
He served as procurator fiscal depute in Dumbarton before joining Ross Harper and Murphy Solicitors in Rutherglen. He was latterly senior civil partner there.
Robert was Liberal Democrat MSP for Glasgow region from 1999 to 2011, convener of the education committee from 2003-2005 and deputy minister for education and young people from 2005-2007. In the Scottish Parliament he was spokesperson on social justice and housing and later justice and civil liberties. He chaired the cross-party groups on visual impairment and on human rights.
In 2012 Robert was elected as Liberal Democrat councillor for the Rutherglen South ward. He was re-elected in May with a much increased vote.
Robert was a long-standing policy convener of the Scottish Liberal Democrats and served on the Steel and Campbell commissions which set out the
I want the Lib Dems to lead a new way
Liberal Democrat vision for Scottish home rule within a federal United Kingdom.
Robert is married with a grown-up son and daughter and a granddaughter of seven months. He lives in Burnside.
He said:“I strongly believe in the importance of the United Kingdom and in a European future for our country.
“I am strongly opposed to the way the SNP and the Conservatives have divided the country unnecessarily over these issues.
“I want the Liberal Democrats to lead a new way forward on a progressive, outward-looking programme which tackles the powerlessness of many people and communities and offers improved life-chances for all our citizens.”