George Lyon (Scottish politician)

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George Lyon
MEP
George Lyon MEP at Bournemouth 2009.jpg
Member of the European Parliament
for Scotland
In office
4 June 2009 – 2 July 2014
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Argyll and Bute
In office
6 May 1999 – 3 May 2007
Preceded by New Parliament
Succeeded by Jim Mather
Personal details
Born (1956-07-16) 16 July 1956 (age 58)
Rothesay, Argyll and Bute
Nationality Scottish
Political party Liberal Democrat
Website Official website

George Lyon (born 16 July 1956) is a Scottish Liberal Democrat politician, and a former Member of the European Parliament for Scotland.[1][2] Lyon is a former farmer from the Isle of Bute, and previous National Farmers Union of Scotland president. From 1999 to 2007 he was the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Argyll and Bute, and served as both Chief Whip and Deputy Finance Minister. A member of the Alliance of Liberal Democrats in Europe (ALDE) group whilst in the EP, Lyon was lead spokesperson for ALDE on the Agriculture Committee. Lyon was vice-chair of the EP's Budget Committee.

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Scottish Parliament
Preceded by
Constituency Created
Member of the Scottish Parliament for Argyll and Bute
19992007
Succeeded by
Jim Mather