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Clare Haughey

Clare Haughey

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Clare Haughey
Minister for Mental Health
Assumed office
27 June 2018
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
Preceded by Maureen Watt
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Rutherglen
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Preceded by James Kelly
Majority 3,743
Personal details
Political party Scottish National Party
Website clarehaughey.scot

Clare Haughey MSP is a Scottish politician who is a Scottish National Party (SNP) member of Scottish Parliament for Rutherglen, elected in the Scottish Parliament election, 2016. She is currently the Minister for Mental Health.

Nursing career

Haughey trained as a mental health nurse and worked as a clinical nurse manager.[1] She continues to volunteer with the NHS during her spare time.[2]

Political career

In September 2015 the SNP branch selected her as the candidate for Rutherglen constituency, ahead of the 2016 Scottish Parliament election.[3] The constituency had been held by Labour until the election in May 2016 when Haughey was elected, defeating the incumbent James Kelly.[4]

In June 2018, Clare Haughey was appointed as the Scottish Government's Minister for Mental Health.[5]


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