Catriona Bhatia

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Catriona Bhatia
Personal details
Political party Liberal Democrats
Spouse(s) Rajiv Bhatia
Relations David Steel
Children 4

Councillor The Honourable Catriona Bhatia (née Steel; born the Scottish Borders) is a Liberal Democrat politician in Scotland. She has been a councillor in the Scottish Borders council since 2003 where she is the deputy leader of the Liberal Democrat group.[1] She is no longer an Executive Member for Education,[2] Bhatia was voted from her education post at Scottish Borders Council after colleagues turned on her for publicly opposing cuts to Nursery Education.[citation needed] Leader David Parker and Deputy Leader Neil Calvert were among 21 councillors who backed a motion by Tweeddale member Gavin Logan to remove Mrs Bhatia from her education post - Mrs Bhatia's eight Liberal Democrat colleagues voted for her to stay.

Bhatia was the Liberal Democrat candidate for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale at the 2010 General Election.[3][4]

She is married to Rajiv Bhatia, a director of a whisky company.[5][6] They have four children. She is the daughter of former Liberal leader, Lord Steel, and his wife Judy.


  1. ^ Council leader falls in election shocker, Southern Reporter 5 May 2003
  2. ^ [1]'Peebleshire News 25 Jun 2010
  3. ^ Catriona Bhatia, The Guardian
  4. ^ Borders ballot box battles expected to be fierce, Southern Reporter 6 Apr 2010
  5. ^ Relative values: Lord Steel and his daughter, Catriona, The Sunday Times 12 Oct 2003
  6. ^ "Finally in father's footsteps" by Rebecca Mcquillan, The Herald 28 Oct 2002

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