Who is Ash Regan?
Ashten ”Ash” Regan is a recognized Scottish politician who worked as Minister for Community Safety from 2018 until 2022 when she stepped down in a protest over the Gender Recognition Act. A member of the Scottish National Party (SNP), Regan has been the Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Edinburgh Eastern since 2016. She then announced his candidacy for Leader of the SNP and First Minister of Scotland on February 18, 2023.
Ash Regan Career
Following graduating from Keele University, Ash served as a PR and Marketing Officer at ScottClem for 3 years. Regan then went on to work as a Senior Account Executive at Spreckley Partners, prior to becoming an Events Executive in late 2002 for Zinc Management. She was then an Account Manager for Rocket PR from December 2002 to August 2003. Following graduating from OU, Regan served remotely in Digital Marketing at Tearfund in October 2012. Returning to Scotland, she became Head of Campaigns and Advocacy at the Common Weal Scotland prior to her election to Holyrood.
How old is Ash Regan?
Ashten Regan was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on March 8, 1974, and is aged 48 years as of 2022. She shares her birthday with famous people including Andrea Parker, Billy Childs, Boris Kodjoe, Camryn Manheim, Carole Bayer Sager, Gary Numan, Kristinia DeBarge, Micky Dolenz, and Shawn Mullins, among others.
Ash Regan Family
Who are Ash Regan’s parents?
Ashten Regan was born in Glasgow to a Protestant mother and a Catholic father, who owned a kitt shop on Sauchielhall Street. She was brought up in Biggar, Cumbria, and later Devon, England, where she attended a sixth-form college. Her parents are not known to the media, as she has not shared any information about them.
Does Ash Regan have siblings?
Regan has not disclosed any information about her family and parents to the media and her siblings are not known.
Ash Regan Education
From 1992 to 1995, Regan attended Keele University, where she earned a BA in International Relations. She then received a diploma in public relations from the London School of Public Relations. Regan went on to study Development Management at the Open University in 2007, receiving an MSc in 2012.
Ash Regan Spouse
Regan was previously married to Denham, but they later separated and divorced. The couple has two children together, twin boys from their marriage. She is currently single and divorced and has not been linked to any other relationship since her divorce.
Ash Regan Children
Regan has two children, twin boys from her previous relationship. Their information is not revealed to the media and remains very private.
Ash Regan Measurements
Regan has a beautiful, sexy, and physically fit body but has not disclosed her specific body measurements to the media.
Early political involvement
In 2012, at a dinner party, she was asked by guests about her opinion on the 2014 Scottish independence vote. Regan’s then-husband, who was born in England, assumed she would vote ‘No’, however, after she conducted research she found herself to be more leaning towards the ‘Yes’ movement. She then joined the Women for Independence and was active in the Yes Scotland campaign. Regan was elected to the national committee for Women for Independence in January 2014. She was later an events coordinator for YES Scottish Borders.
Election to Holyrood
After the defeat of the Yes Scotland campaign in the referendum, she joined the Scottish National Party. Regan was picked as the SNP candidate for the Edinburgh Eastern constituency in August 2015, in the upcoming 2016 Scottish Parliament elections. This was after the incumbent MSP Kenny MacAskill, had revealed in June that he would not stand for re-election. Regan was then elected, beating the Leader of Scottish Labour Kezia Dugdale.
Regan was appointed as Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism, and External Affairs in June 2016. She was a member of the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee and the Finance and Constitution Committee. Regan was then moved from the Economy, Jobs, and Fair Work committee to the Health and Sport Committee, in November 2017, where she was appointed deputy convener.
Community safety minister (2018-2022)
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon revealed on June 27, 2018, that she would perform a cabinet reshuffle of her second government. She appointed Regan as the Minister for Community Safety, succeeding Anabelle Ewing. Regan was among 15 SNP politicians who signed a public letter in April 2019, calling on the Scottish government to delay reform to the Gender Recognition Act, which would make it easier for transgender people to legally change their gender. Later that month, an exchange was leaked between her and SNP lawmakers Ruth Maguire and Gillian Martin, where they expressed frustration at Nicola Sturgeon and claimed she was out of step with the SNP group.
It was then reported in June 2019, that a number of her ex-employees received pay-offs worth thousands of pounds and some signed non-disclosure agreements. Regan was later re-elected in the 2021 Scottish elections, this time increasing her vote share by more than 8,000. Nicola reappointed her as community safety minister in the Third Sturgeon government. She then resigned on October 27, 2022, citing concerns over the Scottish Government’s support of the Gender Recognition Reform Bill. Elena Whitham succeeded her as Minister for Community Safety in November, subject to parliamentary approval.
2023 SNP leadership election
Regan declared her candidacy in the 2023 SNP leadership election, after the resignation of Nicola Sturgeon on February 18, 2023.
Ash Regan Net Worth
Scottish politician Regan has been active from 2016 to the present in politics and served as Minister for Community Safety until 2022. She has gathered an accumulative net worth of around $2 million as of 2023.