Chris Ballance

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Chris Ballance
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for South of Scotland
In office
1 May 2003 – 3 May 2007
Personal details
Born (1952-07-07) 7 July 1952 (age 62)
Political party Scottish Green Party

Chris Ballance (born 7 July 1952) is a playwright and Scottish Green Party politician, a former Member of the Scottish Parliament for the South of Scotland region.

Biography[edit]

Born in Worcester, England, he owned and managed a second-hand bookshop in Wigtown, won a Scotsman Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1990,[1] and wrote sketches for Radio Scotland before being elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2003. He held a seat on the Parliament's Enterprise and Culture Committee and was the Green's Parliamentary business manager and speaker on nuclear issues, culture and peace.[2] He lost his seat in the 2007 election. In August 2007 he was appointed to the Scottish Broadcasting Commission established by the Scottish Executive.

He is a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers).

Plays[edit]

  • Water of Life (1989)
  • Bread and Water (1997)
  • Hope Deferred (1997)
  • Viva La Diva (2001)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Scotsman guide to Scottish politics by Matthew Spicer page 87 (2004 - ISBN 0748619240)
  2. ^ "Previous MSPs: Session 2 (2003-2007): Chris Ballance". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Singing sensation Florence Foster Jenkins". CBC. 8 August 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2010. [dead link]

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