Alan Reid (politician)

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Alan Reid
Member of Parliament
for Argyll and Bute
Assumed office
7 June 2001
Preceded by Ray Michie
Majority 3,431 (7.6%)
Personal details
Born (1954-08-07) 7 August 1954 (age 60)
Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland
Nationality British
Political party Liberal Democrat
Alma mater University of Strathclyde

Alan Reid (born 7 August 1954, Ayr) is a Scottish politician. He is Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Argyll and Bute, and was first elected at the 2001 general election.


He was educated at Ayr Academy and the University of Strathclyde where he gained a BSc in Mathematics. Prior to his election to the House of Commons he worked for the University of Glasgow as a computer project manager.

He remains a member of the AUT (Association of University Teachers). He was a councillor on Renfrewshire District Council from 1988-96.

Parliamentary career[edit]

He contested Paisley South in 1992 and Dumbarton in 1997.

He was the Liberal Democrat spokesman for Northern Ireland Office and Scotland Office matters, a position he held since the Liberal Democrats 2007 reshuffle.


External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Ray Michie
Member of Parliament for Argyll and Bute