Danielle Rowley
Official Parliamentary portrait, June 2017
Member of Parliament
for Midlothian
Assumed office
9 June 2017
Preceded by Owen Thompson
Majority 885 (2.0%)
Personal details
Born Danielle Rowley
(1990-02-25) 25 February 1990 (age 34)
Website Official website

Danielle Rowley (born 25 February 1990) is a Scottish Labour Party politician. She was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Midlothian at the 2017 snap general election.

Parliamentary career

Rowley was selected in April to be the Scottish Labour candidate for the Midlothian constituency in the 2017 general election. She went on to be elected as MP for the seat with a majority of 885 over incumbent Scottish National Party (SNP) MP Owen Thompson. Rowley was the first woman to represent Midlothian as MP. In her maiden speech in July 2017, she commented that she would fight to reduce the need of food banks in her constituency. Shortly after her election, Rowley was appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry.

She chaired Richard Leonard's successful 2017 campaign to become Scottish Labour Party leader. Since September 2017, Rowley has been a member of the Scottish Affairs Select Committee