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. : She is no longer an Executive Member for Education, Bhatia was voted from her education post at Scottish Borders Council after colleagues turned on her for publicly opposing cuts to Nursery Education. 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.
She is married to Rajiv Bhatia, a director of a whisky company. They have four children. She is the daughter of former Liberal leader, Lord Steel, and his wife Judy.
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