First McConnell government
|First McConnell ministry|
|3rd devolved government of Scotland|
|Date formed||22 November 2001|
|Date dissolved||20 May 2003|
|People and organisations|
|Head of government||Jack McConnell|
|Head of state||Elizabeth II|
|Status in legislature||Majority|
|Legislature term(s)||1st Scottish Parliament|
|Successor||Second McConnell ministry|
The First McConnell ministry (22 November 2001 – 27 March 2003) was formed by Jack McConnell on 22 November 2001 during the 1st Scottish Parliament, following Henry McLeish's resignation as First Minister as a consequence of the Officegate scandal. The McConnell ministry was a continuation of the Labour–Liberal Democrat coalition that had existed under the previous McLeish and Dewar ministries.
List of ministers
|First Minister||The Rt Hon. Jack McConnell MSP||2001–2003||Labour Party|
|Deputy First Minister
Minister for Justice
|The Rt Hon. Jim Wallace QC MSP||2001–2003||Liberal Democrats|
|Minister for Education and Young People||Cathy Jamieson MSP||2001–2003||Labour Party|
|Minister for Social Justice||Iain Gray MSP||2001–2002||Labour Party|
|Margaret Curran MSP||2002–2003||Labour Party|
|Minister for Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning||Wendy Alexander MSP||2001–2002||Labour Party|
|Iain Gray MSP||2002–2003||Labour Party|
|Minister for Culture and Sport||Mike Watson MSP||2001–2003||Labour Party|
|Minister for Finance and Public Services||Andy Kerr MSP||2001–2003||Labour Party|
|Minister for Health and Community Care||Malcolm Chisholm MSP||2001–2003||Labour Party|
|Minister for Parliament||Patricia Ferguson MSP||2001–2003||Labour Party|
|Minister for the Environment and Rural Development||Ross Finnie MSP||2001–2003||Liberal Democrats|
|Lord Advocate||The Rt Hon. Colin Boyd QC||2001–2003||Labour Party|
Wendy Alexander resigned for her post of Enterprise Minister on 4 May 2002. Her vacancy was filled by Iain Gray, and his post as Social Justice Minister was in turn filled by Margaret Curran, who had been his deputy. Hugh Henry left the post of Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care on 9 May 2002, and took up the post of Deputy Minister for Social Justice. Frank McAveety filled his vacancy. Richard Simpson resigned from his post as Deputy Justice Minister on 26 November 2002, and was replaced by Hugh Henry. Des McNulty filled Henry's vacancy as Deputy Health Minister.
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