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Change in Keynote speaker at #PovertyAssembly 2013

We got the sad news today that Nicola Sturgeon will no longer be able to make it to the Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty on Monday.

We are happy to announce that Nicola will be replaced by Margaret Burgess, Minister for Housing and Welfare.

Margaret was elected in 2011 to represent Cunninghame South in the Scottish Parliament.  She quickly established herself as a capable and effective MSP for Irvine, Kilwinning and Stevenston and gained a reputation for her speeches and interventions in debates on housing and welfare issues.

After only one year in the Parliament, the local MSP became a member of the Scottish Government as Minister for Housing and Welfare. Her remit includes housing, communities, anti-poverty measures and welfare.

Margaret will be speaking at the 4th Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty 2013 on Monday 25th of March 2013 in Mitchell Library, Glasgow
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Keynote Speech by Nicola Sturgeon at #PovertyAssembly 2013

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At the 4th Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty Nicola Sturgeon, Deputy First Minister, will provide a keynote speech on ‘Meeting the Challenge of Poverty in Scotland’.

Nicola was elected MSP for Glasgow in 1999, and is now MSP for Govan. Before being appointed Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing after the May 2007 election she had been Shadow Minister for Education, Health & Community Care and Justice. In September 2012, still as DFM, she was appointed Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities with responsibility for government strategy and the constitution.

Nicola recently discussed child poverty in the media arguing that independence gives Scotland the best chance of eradicating poverty in Scotland.

Read more about our speakers and workshops here:

4th Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty 2013: Achieving Social Justice in Scotland
25th and 26th March 2013, Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Follow us on Twitter @PovertyAlliance and use the hashtag #PovertyAssembly to join in the conversation.