Contact details for Malcolm Chisholm
Malcolm on Leith Walk, with the spire of Pilrig St. Paul's church in the background You can read more about the committees Malcolm serves on, the cross party groups he is involved in, and his interests in the Scottish Parliament on his page on the Scottish Parliament web site >>>

Malcolm has been a member of the Scottish Parliament since 1999 and Member of Parliament since 1992 for North Edinburgh and Leith. Prior to this he was a teacher of English.

Malcolm now serves as a member of the Member of the Equal Opportunities Committee, a Member of the Finance Committee, and a Substitute Member of the Local Government and Communities Committee

Prior to this, he was Labour’s Scottish Health spokesperson in opposition and Minister for Local Government, Housing and Transport during the first few months of the Labour Government, vice convenor of the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Community Care Committee and member of the Equal Opportunities Committee between August 1999 and October 2000.

Malcolm served as Minister for Health from 2001 and as the Minister for Communites as a member of the Scottish Executive from 2004 - 2007. Malcolm was appointed Shadow Minister for Europe, External Affairs and Culture from September 2007 - September 2008..

Born in 1949. He is married with two adult sons and an adult daughter. His interests outside politics include reading, cinema and football.