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Jenny Marra is a regional MSP for North East Scotland.
She was born in Dundee in 1977 and educated at St John's High School before going on to study history at St Andrews University from where she won a scholarship to Emory University in Atlanta, USA.
Jenny returned to her home town and spent five years promoting Dundee as a location for students, research and investment as Head of Press at Dundee University. After a stint as the Labour MEP's spokesperson in Brussels and Strasbourg, Jenny took a Scots law degree and qualified in both Scots and English law and Scottish legal practice.
She is a member of the GMB, Community the Union and Amnesty International.
Jenny served as the Shadow Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs and was appointed Shadow Minister for Youth Employment and Deputy Finance in June 2013. In December 2014 she was promoted to Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport.
In August 2015, Jenny was named as Scottish Labour Spokesperson for Equality which covers health, equalities, welfare, care and social inclusion.
Jenny was re-elected on 5th May 2016 as Member of the Scottish Parliament for North East Scotland Region and nominated as Convener of the Public Audit Committee.