Miles Briggs MSP was born in 1983 and elected to the Scottish Parliament as a Member for Lothian Region in May 2016.
Miles is the Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Social Security, Housing and Equalities. He was previously the party Chief Whip and before then the Shadow Minister for Health.
Miles is Co-Convenor of the Parliament’s Cross Party Group on Cancer and Convenor of the Parliament’s Cross Party Group on Scottish Horseracing & Bloodstock Industries. He is actively involved in numerous other Cross Party Groups.
Educated at Auchtergaven Primary School and Perth Grammar School, Miles then attended Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen where he studied Management & Politics. Following graduation Miles worked for The Executive Council of the Province of Prince Edward Island, Canada. He then spent 10 years working as a Political Adviser to MSPs Dr Nanette Milne and Liz Smith. Outside of politics Miles is a keen hill walker, having completed 83 Munros to date, and is also interested in rugby, countryside issues, photography, Scottish history & music.