Anne McLaughlin

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Anne McLaughlin
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Glasgow
In office
12 February 2009 – 22 March 2011
Preceded by Bashir Ahmad
Personal details
Born (1966-03-08) 8 March 1966 (age 49)
Greenock, Scotland
Political party Scottish National Party
Alma mater Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama

Anne McLaughlin (born 8 March 1966) is a Scottish National Party (SNP) politician and was a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Glasgow between 2009 and 2011. She has since unsuccessfully contested the Glasgow Provan constituency in the May 2011 Scottish Parliament election and the June 2011 UK Parliament by-election for the Inverclyde constituency.


Electoral history[edit]

McLaughlin comes from Greenock but has lived in Glasgow for many years. She contested Glasgow Springburn in the 2007 Scottish Parliament election, finishing second, and had previously contested the Glasgow Rutherglen seat at the 2001 UK General Election (again finishing second) and the similar Glasgow Rutherglen seat at the 2003 Scottish Parliament election. She was SNP campaign co-ordinator when John Mason won the Glasgow East by-election, 2008.

Member of the Scottish Parliament: 2009–2011[edit]

McLaughlin became a regional member for Glasgow (Scottish Parliament region) on 6 February 2009, following the death of Bashir Ahmad, as the next person on the SNP's regional list. Before this she was employed as a researcher for the MSP Bob Doris. She caused controversy[dubious ] by blogging photographs taken within the Scottish Parliament building.[1] She has championed the cause of English language skills in Glasgow school-children.[2] She was a member of the Public Audit and Public Petitions parliamentary committees (2009–2011).

Inverclyde by-election, 2011[edit]

She was chosen by party members at a selection meeting in Greenock to contest the Inverclyde by-election, 2011. However Labour retained the seat on a 5,835 majority which was reduced from 14,416.[3]


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