Rutherglen Reformer - - General Election -

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.”

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