New education committee line-up is revealed

Several new faces on what is now known as the Education, Children and Young People Committee

Henry Hepburn

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The members of the Scottish Parliament's new education committee have been revealed.

Now officially called the Education, Children and Young People Committee in the last Parliament it was known as the Education and Skills Committee it includes several newly elected MSPs, including one, Kaukab Stewart, who was working as a teacher until May's election.

The membership of the committee was agreed in the Scottish Parliament late yesterday. The convener and deputy convener will be elected next week at the first meeting of the new committee.


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One member, SNP MSP James Dornan, is a former education committee convener. All four opposition parties' education spokespersons are also on the committee. 

The education committee members are Kaukab Stewart (SNP), Bob Doris (SNP), James Dornan (SNP), Fergus Ewing (SNP), Stephanie Callaghan (SNP), Oliver Mundell (Conservative), Stephen Kerr (Conservative), Michael Marra (Labour), Ross Greer (Green) and Beatrice Wishart (Liberal Democrat).

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Henry Hepburn

Henry Hepburn

Henry Hepburn is the news editor for Tes Scotland

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