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|Member of the Scottish Parliament
for South of Scotland
1 May 2003 – 3 May 2007
|Born||7 July 1952|
|Political party||Scottish Green Party|
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, 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. He lost his seat in the 2007 election. In August 2007 he was appointed to the Scottish Broadcasting Commission established by the Scottish Executive.
- Water of Life (1989)
- Bread and Water (1997)
- Hope Deferred (1997)
- Viva La Diva (2001)
- Its My Party (2007)
- The Scotsman guide to Scottish politics by Matthew Spicer page 87 (2004 - ISBN 0748619240)
- "Previous MSPs: Session 2 (2003-2007): Chris Ballance". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
- "Singing sensation Florence Foster Jenkins". CBC. 8 August 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2010.[dead link]
- "MSP's play on 'ruthless' quest for political power to tour". The Scotsman. Johnston Press. 17 February 2007. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
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