Leaders of Scotland
(part of the United Kingdom)
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Parties: SLP: Scottish Labour Party - SNP: Scottish National Party


First Ministers
Donald Dewar       7 May 1999 - 11 Oct 2000 (†2000) SLP
Henry McLeish     27 Oct 2000 -  8 Nov 2001         SLP
Jack McConnell    22 Nov 2001 - 16 May 2007         SLP
Alex Salmond      16 May 2007 - 19 Nov 2014         SNP
Nicola Sturgeon   20 Nov 2014 -                     SNP   

Leaders of SNP
Bruce Watson      1945–1947 (†1988)
Robert McIntyre   1947–1956 (†1998)
James Halliday    1956–1960 (†2013)
Arthur Donaldson  1960–1969 (†1993)
William Wolfe     1969–1979 (†2010)
Gordon Wilson     1979–1990 (†2017)
Alex Salmond      1990–2000
John Swinney      2000–2004
Alex Salmond      2004–2014
Nicola Sturgeon   2014- 

Leaders of SLP
Donald Dewar      1999-2000
Henry McLeish     2000-2001
Jack McConnell    2001-2007
Wendy Alexander   2007-2008
Iain Gray         2008-2011
Johann Lamont     2011-2014
Anas Sarwar       2014      (acting)
Jim Murphy        2014-2015
Kezia Dugdale     2015-2017
Alex Rowley       2017      (acting)
Jackie Baillie    2017      (acting)
Richard Leonard   2017-2021
Anas Sarwar       2021-
Before the tenure of Johann Lamont in 2011, the SLP Leader was in fact the Leader of the Labour Group in the Scottish Parliament.

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