Contact Anne McGuire

Rt Hon Anne McGuire MP

Parliamentary Advice Office 22 Viewfield Street
Stirling FK8 1UA

Tel: 01786 446515

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About Anne McGuire

Photo: Anne McGuire.


Married for 40 years to Len, retired chartered accountant with local business interests. Has two children, Paul and Sarah, both grown up. Lived in Cumbernauld since 1972.


Elected to the House of Commons in May 1997. Anne served as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Donald Dewar,then Secretary of State for Scotland from November '97 to July '98. In July '98, Anne became an Assistant Government Whip and was appointed a Lord Commisioner to the Treasury in June 2001. In June 2002 Anne became Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at The Scotland Office. From 2005 until Oct 2008 Anne was Minister for Disabled People at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). In 2009 the Stirling MP became a member of the Privy Council.

Anne served as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour Party from October 2010 to October 2011.

She was also a member of the Public Accounts Committee from July 2010 to October 2011 and again rejoined that Committee in April 2014.

Anne was a member of the DWP Shadow Team, with a responsibility for disability issues from 2011 until October 2013.

In the 2015 New year's Honours List Anne was appointed DBE (Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for political and parliamentary services.


Depute Director, Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations, based in Edinburgh, but with a Scottish wide remit. Headed for the SCVO on European Structural Funds, rural development, equal opportunities and strategic planning.


Our Lady and St. Francis' Secondary School, Glasgow.
University of Glasgow - MA (Hons) Politics with History
Notre Dame Teacher Training College, Glasgow.


Anne is a trained teacher but has gained most of her work experience in management in the voluntary sector. She has also worked with multi-disadvantaged young people coming out of care, long term unemployed people,and adults with learning difficulties and was one of a small group of volunteers who pioneered community based care for the latter.Anne is now co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Disability Group (APPDG). She is also Chair of the All-Party Wood Panel Industry Group

She has been a member of the Children's Panel. She was previously a Safeguarder for Children, being called in by either Panels or Sheriffs when the interest of the child needed further protection.

Anne is interested in public sector reform, including the role of the Third Sector in that reform. As Advisor to The Cabinet Office on Reform and Innovation on the Third Sector, she published a report in March 2010 on her work.

She also takes a keen interest in Middle East issues and politics in the USA


Anne has been a senior member of the Labour Party's Scottish Executive and was chair of the party in 1992/93.

In addition to her political activities, Anne enjoys walking, she is a keen cook and devotee of Scottish Ceilidh Dancing.


You can contact Anne at:

22 Viewfield Street

Tel: 01786 446515
Fax: 01786 446513

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