Sarah Boyack is a Scottish Labour politician, currently the Scottish Parliament member for Lothians and Scottish Labour’s Campaign Cabinet member for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform. Sarah was elected to the new Scottish Parliament in 1999 and served with First Minister Donald Dewar. She was Minister for Transport and the Environment from 1999 until 2000. Sarah was elected Convenor of the Scottish Parliament’s Environment and Rural Development Committee in June 2003 and stood down in January 2007 when she returned to the Scottish Executive as Deputy Minister for the Environment and Rural Development. Sarah is passionately committed to environmental causes and in November 2004 received the RSPB Goldcrest Award for outstanding contribution to the development of environmental policy in Scotland since devolution. In December 2005 she was named the Scottish Renewables Best Politician. In 2016 she was named Politician of the Year at the Nature of Scotland Awards. Sarah continues to champion housing and homelessness causes, renewables and sustainable transport.
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