Johann Lamont attended Woodside secondary school in Glasgow. From there she went to Glasgow University to begin her teaching career. She received her teaching qualification in History and English at Jordanhill collage of Education.
Johann Lamont then attended Strathclyde University and received a certificate in Guidance.
Johann Lamont also used to be bench first person spokesperson.
In Johann Lamont’s spare time, which she doesn’t have a lot of due to her taxiing her two children, she enjoy reading, watching Coronation Street and keeping herself fit by walking, jogging and dancing.
Johann Lamont’s main political interests are to tackle poverty, woman’s rights and the right of people who have been discriminated such as disabled people.
Johann Lamont first became active in Glasgow University in the Labour Club and in 1977 took part in the unsuccessful campaign. She worked as a teacher for many years and in 1999 she was elected to the Scottish parliament for the Glasgow Pollok constituency. In 2003 she successfully defended the seat in the face of a tough challenge from the then Scottish Socialist Party convenor Tommy Sheridan, and was re-elected in 2007.