Kenny MacAskill is the SNP Member of Parliament (MP) for East Lothian. He was an MSP from 1999 to 2016 and Scottish Justice Secretary from 2007 to 2014. Prior to that he was a senior partner in a law firm. Since stepping down from politics he has been writing columns for newspapers and magazines on current and historical affairs. He is also the author of The Lockerbie Bombing (2016), Jimmy Reid (2017) and Glasgow 1919.