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|Date of birth||May 26,1966|
|Office||Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport|
|Party||Scottish National Party|
|University of Glasgow|
|Position||Member of the Scottish Parliament|
|Previous position||Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care (2014–2018)|
|Current position||Member of the Scottish Parliament since 2003|
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Shona Robison Life story
Shona McRory Robison is a Scottish politician serving as Deputy First Minister of Scotland and Cabinet Secretary for Finance since 2023.
SNP will be in trouble without action, says Kate Forbes
... At the time, the deputy first minister Shona Robison suggested this was for a better work life balance...
Humza Yousaf confirmed as Scotland's new first minister
... Following the vote, Mr Yousaf announced that Shona Robison - who has been serving as the social justice secretary and was a close ally of Ms Sturgeon - would be...
Scotland Gender Recognition Bill: What are the sticking points?
... Scotland s social justice minister Shona Robison said that transgender women can be excluded from " a female only space whether or not they have a gender recognition certificate"...
Minister condemns 'draconian' gender reform block
... Shona Robison said the move was a " dark day for democracy" in the UK...
Scotland gender reforms: UK ministers threaten to block law
... Scotland s Social Justice Secretary Shona Robison, responding to Mr Jack, said: " It would be very disappointing if the UK government didn t respect Scottish democracy and the decision of the Scottish Parliament...
Controversial Scottish gender reforms to become law
... Speaking ahead of the vote, Social Justice Secretary Shona Robison said: " Trans rights are not in competition with women s rights, and as so often before, we can improve things for everyone when those discriminated against act as allies, not opponents...
Vote on Scottish gender reforms to be delayed
... Efforts by some MSPs to keep the minimum age at 18 have already been voted down, with Social Justice Secretary Shona Robison saying that lowering it to 16 would bring the system into line with other rights given to people at that age, such as being able to leave home, marry and vote in Scottish Parliament elections...
The two sides of Scotland's gender law debate
... On Monday, Scotland s social justice secretary Shona Robison and the UK s women and equalities minister Kemi Badenoch held a virtual meeting to discuss the British government s concerns...
Humza Yousaf confirmed as Scotland's new first minister
Humza Yousaf has been confirmed as Scotland's new First Minister after a vote in the Scottish Parliament .
The SNP leader was backed by his own MSPs and the Scottish Greens - guaranteeing him a majority.
All three opposition leaders stood against him But knew they had no prospect of being successful.
Mr Yousaf, who succeeds Nicola Sturgeon , is the country's sixth First Minister and first from an ethnic minority background.
He is also the youngest First Minister at 37, and The First Muslim to lead a major UK party.
Following the vote, Mr Yousaf announced that Shona Robison - who has been serving as The Social justice secretary and was a close ally of Ms Sturgeon - would be.
Ms Sturgeon formally tendered her resignation to The King earlier on Tuesday after More Than eight years as First Minister . She announced last month that she would be standing down once a replacement was appointed.
Mr Yousaf was backed by all 64 SNP MSPs and the seven Greens, with the two parties having a power-sharing agreement in the 129-seat parliament.
All 31 Conservative MSPs voted for Douglas Ross , the 22 Labour members for Anas Sarwar and The Four Liberal Democrats backed Alex Cole-Hamilton.
Mr Yousaf said it was a signal of the progress that Scotland has made that two of the nominees for First Minister - Himself and Mr Sarwar, who were at school together at the private Hutchesons' Grammar in Glasgow - were from minority ethnic communities.
He described The Moment as " a privilege of my life" and said Ms Sturgeon - who watched the vote from the backbenches - Leaves " some very big shoes to fill indeed".
Mr Yousaf added: " I pledge that Scotland will continue to be a positive, progressive voice on The World stage".
And He Said his Government would " listen carefully and pay respect" to the views of all MSPs while Standing Up to any attempts to " undermine devolution".
The new First Minister said: " I will never shy away from tackling the big issues Our Country faces.
" My Starting Point will be that we all want The Best for Scotland and The People that We Are so privileged to represent. I will stand up unequivocally for this parliament and against any attempts to undermine devolution.
" I will work every hour of Every Day to harness the potential of Scotland and every single person. I will place No Limits on the ambitions that we have collectively for ourselves, for Our Country or indeed for The World that We Live in. "
Mr Yousaf will be officially Sworn In as First Minister during a brief ceremony at The Court of Session in Edinburgh on Wednesday, and is expected to then start The Process of appointing the rest of his cabinet team.
He will also face opposition leaders for the First Time at The Weekly First Minister 's Questions session on Thursday.
There will be considerable interest in The Future of Kate Forbes , who finished a close second to Mr Yousaf in the SNP leadership contest after attacking his competency and Ms Sturgeon 's record in Government in a live STV debate during The Campaign .
Ms Forbes had herself been attacked by senior SNP figures including outgoing Deputy First Minister John Swinney , who has also now left the Government , over her socially conservative views on issues like gay marriage and abortion.
She has been on maternity leave as the country's finance secretary and Mr Yousaf had implied he would be open to Keeping Her in Government - But it Not Yet known what role he would offer or whether she would accept.
Humza Yousaf 's speech was really an introduction To Himself as First Minister . Unlike The Other party leaders, there was relatively little in The Way of politics.
He leaned heavily on His Family , who were packed into the VIP gallery. His children were warned that Bute House 's stairways offer plenty of space for a " naughty step".
And he talked about the impact of being a Muslim in the UK in The Aftermath of the September 11 attacks.
Mr Yousaf hopes it sends a message to many in minority groups that he could go from fearing he did not have a place in Scotland to leading its Government .
There was some broad-brush policy towards The End - a commitment to ease cost of living pressures and boost the NHS. He pledged to continue many of Nicola Sturgeon 's plans, and sounded the obvious note in favour of independence.
But This Was very much Day One of the Yousaf Government . There will be plenty of time to come for detail and debate - Today was all about beginnings.
Mr Yousaf was congratulated on his appointment by opposition leaders, with Mr Ross saying: " With both the First Minister and the Prime Minister representing the UK's diverse communities, this sends a strong, positive message to everyone that there are no barriers to what you can achieve in This Country . "
But he went on to claim that Mr Yousaf " seems to be doing His Best to offer a poor imitation of his predecessor" having decided on his first day to " renew Nicola Sturgeon 's constitutional conflict with the UK Government " by calling on it to grant formal consent for an independence referendum.
Mr Sarwar told Mr Yousaf that their respective grandparents " could never have imagined" that their grandchildren would reach the positions of First Minister and Scottish Labour leader when they arrived in the country and made Scotland their home.
He added: " I know that he (Mr Yousaf) has faced personal abuse and racism, as have so many others who don't have The Platform that he and I are fortunate to have.
" I Am proud of The Work we have done alongside others to stand against hatred and bigotry, and my promise is that I will continue to stand alongside you in that fight for all of us. "Related Topics
Source of news: bbc.com