Alison McInnes

Alison McInnes
MSP for North East Scotland
Business Manager and Spokesperson on Justice



Ellon Business Centre
Broomiesburn Road
AB41 9RD

Phone:01358 729962



Originally from Ayrshire, Alison moved to Ellon in Aberdeenshire about 27 years ago with her husband. They have two grown up children.

Alison combined parenting with voluntary work when her children were young, before becoming actively involved in politics in the early 1990s. She was first elected to serve on Gordon District Council in 1992, going on to serve as a councillor on Aberdeenshire Council from 1995 – 2007. During that time she became one of Aberdeenshire's most senior councillors, chairing its Infrastructure Services Committee for 8 years. She also chaired Nestrans - the Regional Transport Partnership for North East Scotland.

Alison was first elected to Parliament for the North East region in the 2007 election. During that parliament, she was the Liberal Democrats' spokesperson for Transport, Local Government and Climate Change, and was a member of the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee. There, she played a key role in the passing of the world-leading Climate Change (Scotland) Act; the committee's work on which saw them awarded the Shackleton Medal from the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.

Away from politics, Alison is a keen follower of the Arts, from literature through to the performing arts, and was recently made a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Advancement of Arts. She also has an interest in architecture and, when she has the time, enjoys gardening and cooking as well.

Recent News

  • Justice Secretary sets worrying precedent on Police powers More >>
  • 'It's time for action' North East Lib Dems tell SNP More >>
  • McInnes calls for significant improvements to mental health services in Scotland’s criminal justice system More >>
  • Worrying revelations on stop and search deserve justice secretary’s attention More >>
  • Breakdown in Police staff relations must be rectified ahead of strike ballot More >>
  • Planning framework must make North East rail a priority More >>