Dame Anne Begg Labour MP for Aberdeen South, the first permanent wheelchair user to be elected to the House of Commons

Anne Begg was elected the Labour MP for Aberdeen South in 1997, the first permanent wheelchair user to be elected to the House of Commons. Born in 1955 she was brought up in Brechin, Angus. Before her election she was a Secondary School English teacher for 19 years in Kirriemuir and Arbroath. She is now Chair of the Work and Pensions Select Committee and was made a Dame in the 2011 New Year’s Honours List.