Alasdair Morrison

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This article is about the politician. For the banker, see Alasdair Morrison (banking). Not to be confused with Alastair Morrison (disambiguation).
Alasdair Morrison
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Western Isles
In office
6 May 1999 – 3 May 2007
Preceded by New Parliament
Succeeded by Alasdair Allan
Personal details
Born (1968-11-18) 18 November 1968 (age 46)
Political party Scottish Labour Party

Alasdair Morrison (Gaelic: Alasdair Moireasdan) is a Scottish Labour Party politician. He was born on 18 November 1968 in Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides. He was educated at Paible School, North Uist, and the Nicolson Institute, Isle of Lewis.

Alasdair Morrison worked for the BBC in Inverness, Glasgow and Stornoway. He was employed as a news reporter and contributed to television and radio news programmes in both Gaelic and English. Until 1999, he was the Editor of the Gaelic newspaper, An Gaidheal Ur.

Elected to the Scottish Parliament in May 1999 as the member for the Western Isles constituency, Alasdair served as Deputy Minister for Highlands and Islands and Gaelic and as Deputy Minister for Enterprise & Lifelong Learning and Gaelic in the Scottish Executive until November 2001. Alasdair was a member of the Environment and Rural Development Committee Scottish Parliament. He was re-elected as the Western Isles Member of the Scottish Parliament in 2003.

He lost his seat in the 2007 election to Alasdair Allan of the Scottish National Party where he was one of only two candidates in the entire election to win over 40% of the votes cast in their constituency and not win the seat, the other being Jamie Hepburn in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth.

See also[edit]

List of Scottish Executive Ministerial Teams

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Scottish Parliament
Preceded by
Constituency Created
Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Western Isles
Succeeded by
Alasdair Allan