Bruce Crawford (born 16 February 1955) is the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Parliamentary Business and Government Strategy in the Scottish Government and Scottish National Party Member of the Scottish Parliament for Stirling.
Crawford was born in Perth. Prior to entering politics, he was a human resource manager with the Scottish Office. Crawford served as councillor for Kinross on Perth and Kinross District Council from 1988 to 1996 and on Perth and Kinross Council from 1995 to 2001. Crawford was also Leader of Perth and Kinross Council from 1995 to 1999.
He was elected to the Scottish Parliament to represent Mid Scotland and Fife at the 1999 election. He was re-elected in 2003. He ran John Swinney's campaign to be re-elected as SNP National Convenor when he was challenged by Dr. Bill Wilson in late 2003. At the 2007 Scottish Parliament election, Crawford gained the Stirling seat from the Labour Party.
Following the adoption of a new constitution by the SNP in 2004, Crawford was appointed as the SNP's Business Convener. After the SNP's victory at the 2007 Scottish Parliament election, Crawford became the Minister for Parliamentary Business.
Crawford was appointed to the junior ministerial position of Minister for Parliamentary Business following the election of the SNP minority government following the 2007 general election.
June 4, 2010