Jamie Hepburn has been MSP for Cumbernauld & Kilsyth since 2011 and was MSP for Central Scotland between 2007 and 2011 and was the second youngest MSP in the 2007-2011 session.
Jamie was educated at Hyndland Secondary School and the University of Glasgow, graduating with a degree in Politics and History. He joined the SNP aged 18 and went on to serve as National Convener of the both the SNP’s student and youth wings. During his time as a student he was involved in the campaigns to elect Ian Hamilton and Alasdair Gray as rector of Glasgow University, and also served as Senior Vice President of Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council.
Jamie was Election Agent to Alex Dingwall, SNP candidate in Glasgow Maryhill at the 2001 general election, before standing as an SNP council candidate for the Firhill ward in Glasgow in 2003, and in the Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East seat at the 2005 Westminster election.
Prior to being elected, Jamie worked variously as a doorman at the Citizens’ Theatre in Glasgow, as a data processor at Scottish Power and as a research assistant for Alex Neil MSP.
Jamie was named Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health during First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s first cabinet. Jamie now holds the role of Minister for Employability and Training.
Jamie lives in the Cumbernauld & Kilsyth area with his wife and two children.