Labour MP for Aberdeen South from 1997 to 2015
Dame Anne is finding other things to fill her life since losing her seat at the last General Election.
She has been appointed as a Council member of the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), the regulatory body for social and care workers which meets in Dundee.
Dame Anne is now Patron of the social care charity Cornerstone and a NE Scotland literary magazine called Pushing Out the Boat.
Dame Anne hopes to be one of Community cast members of the National Theatre of Scotland’s production of Granite which will be performed in Marischal College Quad on 31st March, 1st and 2nd April 2016. This is a completely new venture for her.
She also has a few other irons in the fire.